A Morning Prayer
David sang this when he ran away from his son Absalom.
1Lord, I have many enemies!
Many people have turned against me.
2Many are saying about me,
“God won’t rescue him.”Selah
3But, Lord, you are my shield,
my wonderful God who gives me courage.
4I will pray to the Lord,
and he will answer me from his holy mountain.Selah
5I can lie down and go to sleep,
and I will wake up again,
because the Lord gives me strength.
6Thousands of troops may surround me,
but I am not afraid.
7Lord, rise up!
My God, come save me!
You have struck my enemies on the cheek;
you have broken the teeth of the wicked.
8The Lord can save his people.
Lord, bless your people.Selah