It’s famously used in times of fear, and often recited in order to comfort, but interacting deeply with Psalm 91 can bring about other benefits as well. This fresh approach can be especially useful for reducing anxiety…and provides a terrific opportunity to interact with Scripture in a growth-producing manner.

Jen’s Keeping Room Tips: 

Instead of reading straight through Psalm 91…

*Search for all of God’s promises in it

*Using specialty Bible highlighters, use one color to highlight the verses spoken in first person (v. 1-2); another color for the verses spoken to another party (v. 3-13), and a third color for the verses spoken by God (v. 14-16)

*Rewrite verses 3-13 replacing “you” and “your” with “I” “me” or “my”

*Find out how you’re called to prepare for the Lord to soothe you in times of angst (v. 1, 2, 9, 14, 15)

*Explore Philippians 4 alongside Psalm 91:2, maybe even writing out Psalm 91:2 as a heading for Philippians 4 in your Bible or journal

*Find all the Names and attributes of God located in this one Psalm

*Illustrate all the rich imagery in Psalm 91

*Read 3-4 different Bible translations and consider memorizing your favorite one. Or merge several translations together to make your own amplified version

*Make a list of all the reasons Psalm 91 gives you to thank and praise God

*Every day turn Psalm 91 into a prayer for someone different and see how many days you end up praying it

*Document the ways your life is changed by engaging actively with this Scripture

Great peace have those who love your law! (Psalm 119:165)