DAY 24 - Pray For Protection

DAY 24 - Pray For Protection

Pastor Reginald Walker

Senior Pastor

Word of Faith Christian Center

Vicksburg, MS

Greetings my brothers and sisters in Christ, and welcome to day 24 of our 30 days of

prayer. We are entering into the last week and I want to encourage you to finish strong.

I am Pastor Reginald Walker, the Senior Pastor of Word of Faith Christian Center in

Vicksburg, Mississippi. I have been tasked today to prepare you to pray for protection.

Interestingly though, the word protection is only found once in the entire King James

version of the Bible. Ironically, it is used by the Lord Himself in mocking other small

case ‘g’ god’s inability to provide the same. However, the Word instructs us in Psalm 28

that the Lord is our strength and shield. It also goes on to tell us in Psalm 59 that He

is our defense and refuge in the day of trouble. The Word also tells us in Psalm 61 that

He is a shelter and strong tower from the enemy. Shelter and strong tower, defense

and refuge, shield and strength - that sounds like protection to me. Let me share with

you from Psalm 5, verse 11 and 12, “But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice:

let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy

name be joyful in thee. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou

compass him as with a shield.” Compass means to surround and if God is the shield

that surrounds us, God is an impenetrable shield. But the key is trusting in Him. One of

my favorite passages of Scripture and one that is familiar to most of you is Psalm 91

and it says, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the

shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God;

in him will I trust.” He is a refuge and a fortress but the trust must be in Him. The times

that we live in right now are trying. The challenges and the pressures that we face

could cause many of us to want to turn and run. But Proverbs 18 tells us that the name

of the Lord is a strong tower that righteous run into and they are safe. So if you feel like

you just have to run, make sure you are running in the right direction - into the strong

tower, under the shadow of the Almighty, where there is safety and protection, and

where you can renew your strength for the fight. Above all, keep calm and trust to God.