When a person is endangered from an external source, law enforcement officers may place them in protective custody for safety reasons. I like to think this is what Jesus had in mind when He offered a prayer for my safety in a world where evil persists. I imagine Him placing an invisible shield around me. I am in His protective custody.
“I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one,” (John 17:15 from the Holy Bible, New King James).
Prayer : Thank You Lord for a shield that surrounds me. I am in Your protective custody. Amen.
Devotion by Violet Carr Moore