Protect me as the pupil of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8

(Under The Shadow of His Wings, Gladiola Sotomayor, 2010, link:

Protect me as the pupil of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.
-Psalm 17:8

The key to spiritual warfare is intimacy with God.

We must know and live in the love of God.

The title of Psalm 17

A Prayer for Protection CSB
A Cry for Justice ISV
Prayer with Confidence in Final Salvation NKJV
Prayer for Help in Time of Trouble NLV
Prayer for Protection against Oppressors AMP, ICB
In the Shadow of Your Wings ESV
The Prayer of an Innocent Person CEV

Title and Subject - A Prayer of David. David would not have been a man after God's own heart, if he had not been a man of prayer. He was a master in the sacred art of supplication.
He flies to prayer in all times of need, as a pilot speeds to the harbour in the stress of tempest. So frequent were David's prayers that they could not all be dated and entitled; and hence this simply bears the author's name, and nothing more.
The smell of the furnace is upon the present Psalm, but there is evidence in the last verse that he who wrote it came unharmed out of the flame. We have in the present plaintive song, An appeal to Heaven from the persecutions of earth. A spiritual eye may see Jesus here.
Saint Bede
"A prayer of David." Since many of the Psalms consist of prayers, the question may be asked why such an inscription more especially belongs to this. But though the others contain divers prayers mixed with other matters, this is a supplication through its whole course.
Protect me as the pupil of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings
-Psalm 17:8

Two most suggestive emblems of tenderness and care. Involving in the one case living unity, as the eye with the body, and in the other, loving relationship, as the bird and its young.
"Keep me as the apple of the eye." No part of the body more precious, more tender, & more carefully guarded than the eye; and of the eye, no portion more peculiarly to be protected than the central apple, the pupil, or, as the Hebrew calls it, "the daughter of the eye."
Lord, keep thou me, for I trust I am one with Jesus, and so a member of his mystical body. "Hide me under the shadow of thy wings."
Even as the parent bird completely shields her brood from evil, & meanwhile cherishes them with the warmth of her own heart, by covering them with her wings, so do thou with me, most condescending God, for I am thine offspring, & thou hast a parent's love and protection.
Hide me in the shadow of your wings

This last clause is in the Hebrew in the future tense, as if to show that what the writer had asked for but a moment before he was now sure would be granted to him. Confident expectation should keep pace with earnest supplication.
Nothing can separate God's children from his love.

Everything is about our relationship with God.

God is tender and caring towards us.

God cherishes us.

We are in the center of his attention.

We are extremely important to God.

God is very fond of you.

You keep me and hide me.
Keep close watch over me as the apple of Your eye; shelter me in the shadow of Your wings.
-Psalm 17:8 (VOICE)

We are as close to God as we choose to be.

Intimacy with God is cultivated.

The key to spiritual warfare is our affectionate, personal relationship with God.