Prayer and Praise for Deliverance from Enemies
A #Hab. 3:1Meditation of David, which he sang to the Lord #2 Sam. 16concerning the words of Cush, a Benjamite.
1O Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
#Ps. 31:15Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me,
2#Ps. 57:4; Is. 38:13Lest they tear me like a lion,
#Ps. 50:22Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.
3O Lord my God, #2 Sam. 16:7if I have done this:
If there is #1 Sam. 24:11iniquity in my hands,
4If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or #1 Sam. 24:7; 26:9have plundered my enemy without cause,
5Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
Yes, let him trample my life to the earth,
And lay my honor in the dust.
6Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
#Ps. 94:2Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
#Ps. 35:23; 44:23Rise up for me to the judgment You have commanded!
7So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You;
For their sakes, therefore, return on high.
8The Lord shall judge the peoples;
#Ps. 26:1; 35:24; 43:1Judge me, O Lord, #Ps. 18:20; 35:24according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me.
9Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the just;
#(1 Sam. 16:7)For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
10My defense is of God,
Who saves the #Ps. 97:10, 11; 125:4upright in heart.
11God is a just judge,
And God is angry with the wicked every day.
12If he does not turn back,
He will #Deut. 32:41sharpen His sword;
He bends His bow and makes it ready.
13He also prepares for Himself instruments of death;
He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.
14#Job 15:35; Is. 59:4; (James 1:15)Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
15He made a pit and dug it out,
#(Job 4:8); Ps. 57:6And has fallen into the ditch which he made.
16#Esth. 9:25; Ps. 140:9His trouble shall return upon his own head,
And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown.
17I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness,
And will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High.