The bracelet has two basic protective prayers of the Orthodox. On its face “O Lord, save and protect me” is lettered in Old Russian ligature. On its face there are nine verses of Psalm 90 “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High”, the basic protective prayer of Russian people. This psalm is of yore said by believers under any danger or jeopardy. These words keep on saving many people in difficulties and misfortunes; otherwise it would not have been so worshiped by people.
The text is written in the Church Slavonic language. Here is its complete text:
1 He that dwelleth 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 will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath 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 honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
The main idea and the essence of the Psalm 90 is that the hope for God is of insurmountable power. If you live with believe and hope in God, you will find protection in Him, and will be saved from all kinds of misfortune and evil.