Prayer in Difficult Times
For the choir director: according to “The Lily of Testimony.” # Possibly a tune; Pss 45; 69; 80 A Davidic Miktam for teaching. When he fought with Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah, and Joab returned and struck Edom in the Valley of Salt, killing 12,000. #1Ch 18:3
1God, You have rejected us;
You have broken out # Lit have burst through against us;
You have been angry. Restore us! # Or Turn back to us #Ps 44:9|NoBook| 79:5
2You have shaken the land and split it open.
Heal its fissures, for it shudders. #Ps 18:7
3You have made Your people suffer hardship;
You have given us wine to drink
that made us stagger. #Is 51:17-23Jr 25:15-17
4You have given a signal flag to those who fear You,
so that they can flee before the archers. # Or can rally before the archers, or can rally because of the truth #Is 5:26|NoBook| 11:12|NoBook| 13:2Selah
5Save with Your right hand, and answer me,
so that those You love may be rescued. #Ps 17:7|NoBook| 20:6|NoBook| 138:7
6God has spoken in His sanctuary: # Or has promised by His holy nature
“I will triumph! I will divide up Shechem. #Gn 12:6|NoBook| 33:18
I will apportion the Valley of Succoth. #Gn 33:17
7Gilead is Mine, Manasseh is Mine,
and Ephraim is My helmet; #Dt 33:17Jos 13:31
Judah is My scepter. #Gn 49:10
8Moab is My washbasin. #2Sm 8:2
I throw My sandal on Edom; #2Sm 8:14
I shout in triumph over Philistia.” #2Sm 8:1
9Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom? #Jr 1:18
10God, haven’t You rejected us?
God, You do not march out with our armies. #Ps 44:9
11Give us aid against the foe,
for human help is worthless. #Ps 146:3
12With God we will perform valiantly; #Nm 24:18Ps 44:5118:15-16
He will trample our foes. #Ps 108:6-13
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