Psalms 144
A Prayer for Victory
Of David.
1Praise the Lord, my Rock.
He trains me for war.
He trains me for battle.
2He gives me love and protects me like a strong, walled city.
He is my place of safety and my Savior.
He is my shield and my protection.
He helps me rule my people.
3Lord, why is man important to you?
Why do you even think about a human being?
4A man is like a breath.
His life is like a passing shadow.
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.
Pull me out of this sea of enemies.
Rescue me 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 strong trees.
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 thousands of lambs.
14Let our cattle be strong.
Let no one break in.
Let there be no war.
Let there be no screams in our streets.
15Happy are those who are like this.
Happy are the people whose God is the Lord.
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