Psalm 20: of David
1May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
2May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
3May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
6Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
7Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
9O Lord, save the king!
May he answer us when we call. (ESV)
Praise your name Lord, praise your name. Many times you have answered us when we called upon you in our times of trouble and difficulty. You filled us with confidence and resolve in the face of the enemy and joy fills our hearts at the remembrance.
Once more our enemies are at our gates and we cry out to you. Our nation is falling away and most do not know or care. But your Holy Spirit working in us has called our attention to the division that the enemy is stirring up in our cities even divisions among your churches and believers.
Rise up O Lord and bring healing and revival to our people, neighborhoods, cities, and churches. Let your Spirit hover once more above our nation and let the enemy and his minions be defeated, dishonored and rejected.
Let your Kingdom come down in our midst and bring love, healing, and freedom from the bonds that the enemy brings along with the death, division. and destruction. Let your light shine, let the truth reign, let your love transform and bring your salvation. Shatter the forces of evil and let them be exposed by the light of your Son and Spirit. Save us O Lord.
In Jesus name, Amen.