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NFL's Ray Lewis Names the Lord As His Refuge with Psalms 91 Shirt

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Andrew Crampton

Sunday night was a very emotional time for Baltimore Ravens fans. Ravens team captain and Baltimore's darling Ray Lewis played his last home game after announcing that he would retire at the end of this season. The team honored their favorite linebacker with a 24-9 win against the Colts, advancing the team in the playoffs. Lewis honored Ravens fans with a tribute dance, a victory lap around the field and a t-shirt bearing the secret to his success: His relationship with The Almighty.

As Lewis ran around the field, Psalms 91 was clearly visible on his shirt. Here is what Psalms 91 says:

Psalms 91 -Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God

1. He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High
Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress;
My God, in Him I will trust.”
3. Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler[a]
And from the perilous pestilence.
4. He shall cover you with His feathers,
And under His wings you shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night,
Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6. Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness,
Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7. A thousand may fall at your side,
And ten thousand at your right hand;
But it shall not come near you.
8. Only with your eyes shall you look,
And see the reward of the wicked.
9. Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge,
Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10. No evil shall befall you,
Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11. For He shall give His angels charge over you,
To keep you in all your ways.
12. In their hands they shall bear you up,
Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13. You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra,
The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14. “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16. With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation"

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