The Blessedness of Answered Prayer
A Psalm. A Song #Deut. 20:5at the dedication of the house of David.
1I will extol You, O Lord, for You have #Ps. 28:9lifted me up,
And have not let my foes #Ps. 25:2rejoice over me.
2O Lord my God, I cried out to You,
And You #Ps. 6:2; 103:3; (Is. 53:5)healed me.
3O Lord, #Ps. 86:13You brought my soul up from the grave;
You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
4#Ps. 97:12Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His,
And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.
5For #Ps. 103:9; Is. 26:20; 54:7, 8His anger is but for a moment,
#Ps. 63:3His favor is for life;
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning.
6Now in my prosperity I said,
“I shall never be moved.”
7Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain stand strong;
#(Deut. 31:17; Ps. 104:29; 143:7)You hid Your face, and I was troubled.
8I cried out to You, O Lord;
And to the Lord I made supplication:
9“What profit is there in my blood,
When I go down to the pit?
#(Ps. 6:5)Will the dust praise You?
Will it declare Your truth?
10Hear, O Lord, and have mercy on me;
Lord, be my helper!”
11#Eccl. 3:4; Is. 61:3; Jer. 31:4You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
12To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.