1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will saya to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5 You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.
9 Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
the Most High, who is my refuge—
10 no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
no plague come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways.
12 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the adder;
the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
14 “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”
Curtis Martin, formerly of the New York Jets, read Psalm 91 before every game.
Curtis Martin and his mother, Rochella, began a long reconciliation process with his father, Curtis Sr.
In 1990, Curtis Sr. checked into a veteran’s hospital for two weeks followed by a six-month stay at a rehabilitation center and was able to remain sober through his death, due to cancer (June 2009 at age 58). In 1998, on Father's Day, Curtis Martin, Sr was honored, by a new, furnished condominium, his father had left the family due to his addictions to cocaine and alcohol. The family members made peace with each other in the final weeks of the elder Martin's life.
Curtis Martin's retirement, in July 2007, completed his career having amassed 14,101 total rushing yards, the fourth highest total in NFL history.
Martin married his longtime girlfriend Carolina Williams in 2010. On December 15, 2011, the couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ava.
He was selected for induction to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 4, 2012 and formally inducted on August 4, 2012. Martin's speech, which he conducted without notes, was widely praised by critics for its sincerity. The Jets retired Martin's No. 28 jersey on September 9, 2012.
On November 11, 2013, Martin was added to the Miami Dolphins' five-man committee to develop the conduct code by owner Stephen M. Ross.
1 Chronicles 29:11
Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.
The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
You have told us the Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.
We thank You for covering us in the Name, Glory and Mercy of Jesus Christ the Lord.
We bless You and give Thanks. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; His understanding is beyond measure. You created goodness in our souls with Your Help increasing our Hope, Faith and Love.
Thank You for being always with us And seeing us through all seasons. Your Mercy and Actions sustain us.
We Thank You for Salvation. You bring to light for everyone what is the plan of the mystery hidden for ages in God who created all things. We give You thanks for Your Love and lift our concerns and the ones we love to You.
In Jesus, we are Your's ! Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †