Psalm - First Sunday in Lent
Psalm 91.1-2, 9-16
Those who dwell in the shelter of the Most High:
who abide under the shadow of the Almighty,
They will say to the Lord
‘You are my refuge and my stronghold:
my God in whom I trust.’
The Lord himself is your refuge:
you have made the Most High your stronghold.
Therefore no harm will befall you:
nor will any scourge come near your tent.
For he will command his angels:
to keep you in all your ways.
They will bear you up in their hands:
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder:
the young lion and the serpent
you will trample under foot.
‘You have set your love upon me,’ says the Lord,
‘and therefore I will deliver you:
I will lift you out of danger,
because you have known my name.
‘When you call upon me I will answer you:
I will be with you in trouble,
I will rescue you and bring you to honour.
‘With long life I will satisfy you:
and fill you with my salvation.’