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 people are talking about me.
They say, “God won’t rescue him.” Selah
3But, Lord, you are my shield.
You are 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 protects me.
6Thousands of enemies may surround me.
But I am not afraid.
7Lord, rise up!
My God, come save me!
You have hit my enemies on the cheek.
You have broken the teeth of the wicked.
8The Lord can save his people.
Lord, bless your people. Selah