I love reading the Bible, and I have made it a habit to read and meditate on its word daily since my days in Bible school. The book of Psalms, particularly, is my go-to whenever I need deliverance, and as a result, I’ve become quite familiar with the Psalms that major in deliverance.
During my last Bible study session, one of the members asked what the best Psalms to read for deliverance are. Due to my vast experience in these Psalms, I was delighted to share my findings with the entire group.
I decided to write this article for anyone else who may be wondering what the best Psalm to read for deliverance is.
7 Best Psalms to read for deliverance
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
In Psalms 23, the Psalmist alludes to deliverance from the midst of darkness and evil. We are told not to fear because the Lord is with us, and He will protect us.
“I will exalt you, Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me. You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead; you spared me from going down to the pit.”
This chapter is primarily a thanksgiving song. David expresses his gratitude to God for delivering him from his enemies. It gives us hope for deliverance as Christians.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.”
The Psalmist is confident that God is capable of delivering him from all troubles. He acknowledges that his help doesn’t come from the mountains but comes from the Lord, who is always watching over him.
“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore.”
The Psalmist trusts that anyone who trusts in God will be protected and will not be defeated. He gives us confidence that we can trust in Jehovah to deliver us from whichever situation we may be going through.
“When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.”
Psalms 126 shows God delivering his people back to Jerusalem a second time. This deliverance was so great that it even attracted the attention of non-believers.
“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat — for he grants sleep to those he loves.”
Psalm 127 prompts us to trust in the Lord, submit our problems to Him, and let Him sort them out. In this chapter, we are made to understand that everything we do is useless unless the Lord Himself does it.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
From verses 9 to 16, those who trust in God are promised salvation, deliverance, and protection. The Lord promises to answer their call in times of trouble, rescue, and honor them.
How Do You Pray the Psalms for Deliverance?
Many Christians believe that the Book of Psalms is a reflection of the struggles we face as human beings. They believe that it is always possible to turn the Psalms into prayers to reach God, whether you’re praying for forgiveness, protection, or deliverance.
It is said that we should begin praying by honoring and worshiping God. This is often supported by Psalms 95 verse 6.
This should be followed by asking God for forgiveness, yielding yourself to God, and asking for protection and deliverance using Psalms for deliverance such as Psalm 121 as your basis.
What Psalms is the most powerful for deliverance?
Some theologians suggest Psalm 69 as the most powerful Psalm for deliverance as it shows the Lord’s servant suffering and praying to God, begging for deliverance.
The Psalmist simply describes the extent of his suffering and asks God for a speedy deliverance. The Psalmist argues that his deliverance will shame his enemies and serve as an affirmation for those who seek and trust in God.
He declares in verse 33 that the Lord hears the cry of all who are needy, and a little further, he decrees that those who love God will be delivered. It is a very emotive and powerful prayer for deliverance.
As a Christian, I have always been passionate about sharing God’s word with young people. This inspired me to pursue a Certificate in Christian Education, an Undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, and a Graduate degree in Theology. My knowledge in school and experience from dealing with the youth made me an expert at discussing Christian-related topics. I feel privileged working as the Coordinator of the Christian Youth Ministry at Christian Faith Guide. You can read more about me on the about us page.