When you are feeling stuck, when the world crashes on you, who do you turn to for help? Where do you get hope and courage to press on?
Psalms 121 encourages us to turn to God. Help will come from Him. The creator of heaven and earth will not let you down. He neither sleeps or slumbers. Our Lord will be by your side every step of the way.
Let your help come from the Lord, surrender your worries and anxiety and He will restore you. He will give you courage and wisdom to navigate your tribulations.
Here is Psalm 121 in 3 different versions (KJV, NKJV & NIV). Read these verses and remind yourself that your help will come from the Lord, he will walk with you and restore your courage.
Psalm 121 KJV
1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
Psalm 121 NKJV
1I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
8 The Lord shall preserveyour going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
Psalm 121 NIV
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord watches over you—
the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
How do you pray Psalms 121?
Use Psalms 121 to pray to God and ask him to help you. Ask the Lord to watch over you, to walk by your side and to give you courage. Use it to pray at night before you sleep , in the morning before you start your day and anytime you need God to help you.
You can pray using the exact words of Psalm 121 or tailor it to your situation. Tell God exactly how you feel and where you need Him to help you.
Use Psalms 121 to pray for a friend or family member. When you have a family gathering, recite all the verses in the chapter together.
A Prayer for help, Psalms 121
Lord I lift my eyes upon you,
My help comes from you, creator of heaven and earth,
You walked with Israel, you protected them,
You encouraged them and provided for them.
And therefore, I know you will not leave me alone.
Lord in my suffering I trust you,
You that neither sleeps or slumbers,
Restore my strength and courage
Preserve me from the evil one
Without you I cannot make it,
Lord without you the devil will win,
Have mercy on me,
And walk with me.
My fears, my anxiety, my worries, my uncertainties,
All, I surrender to you,
I trust you,
By faith I receive your mercies,
I receive your miracle,
I pray this believing in Jesus name,
Psalm 121: Morning Prayer
My Heavenly Father,
Thank you for the gift of life,
This morning I lift my eyes to you,
I dedicate this day to you,
I welcome you to navigate the day with me,
Give me wisdom to handle what’s ahead
Show me your grace,
My help will come from you,
I will not go without you,
In your name I shatter the devils plans,
Watch over me,
Do not let the sun destroy me,
Cover me with your wings,
I will conquer today,
In Jesus name,
Where Will My Help Come From?
“My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalms 121:2
In this Article, I shared my story of how God fulfilled His promise to me and gave me a safe delivery and a healthy baby.
I remember vividly as I was being wheeled to the theater, I was crying. The tears were from fear. I was scared of never waking up from the surgery or something going terribly wrong.
For a moment, I doubted the will of God but when I whispered Psalm 121, I felt a sense of peace and surrendered to His will. My help came from God.
It’s my prayer that you also surrender to God and let Him help you. There is nothing too hard for God.
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