A Prayer for Rescue and Prosperity
A Psalm of David.
1Blessed be the Lord my strength,
which teacheth my hands to war,
and my fingers to fight:
2my goodness, and my fortress;
my high tower, and my deliverer;
my shield, and he in whom I trust;
who subdueth my people under me.
3 # Job 7.17,18; Ps 8.4. Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him!
or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4Man is like to vanity:#144.4 vanity, Hebrew breath.
his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
5Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down:
touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6Cast forth lightning, and scatter them:
shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
7Send thine hand from above;
rid me, and deliver me out of great waters,
from the hand of strange children;
8whose mouth speaketh vanity,
and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings
will I sing praises unto thee.
10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings:
who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children,
whose mouth speaketh vanity,
and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
12that our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
that our daughters may be as corner stones,
polished after the similitude of a palace:
13 that our garners may be full,
affording all manner of store;
that our sheep may bring forth thousands
and ten thousands in our streets:
14 that our oxen may be strong to labor;
that there be no breaking in, nor going out;
that there be no complaining in our streets.
15Happy is that people, that is in such a case:
yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.