A Prayer for Victory
1Praise the Lord, my Rock,
who trains me for war,
who trains me for battle.
2He protects me like a strong, walled city, and he loves me.
He is my defender and my Savior,
my shield and my protection.
He helps me keep my people under control.
3Lord, why are people important to you?
Why do you even think about human beings?
4People are like a breath;
their lives are like passing shadows.
5Lord, tear open the sky and come down.
Touch the mountains so they will smoke.
6Send the lightning and scatter my enemies.
Shoot your arrows and force them away.
7Reach down from above.
Save me and rescue me out of this sea of enemies,
from these foreigners.
8They are liars;
they are dishonest.
9God, I will sing a new song to you;
I will play to you on the ten-stringed harp.
10You give victory to kings.
You save your servant David from cruel swords.
11Save me, rescue me from these foreigners.
They are liars; they are dishonest.
12Let our sons in their youth
grow like plants.
Let our daughters be
like the decorated stones in the Temple.
13Let our barns be filled
with crops of all kinds.
Let our sheep in the fields have
thousands and tens of thousands of lambs.
14Let our cattle be strong.
Let no one break in.
Let there be no war,
no screams in our streets.
15Happy are those who are like this;
happy are the people whose God is the Lord.