Psalm 144 – a prayer of David
How blessed You are, my Lord, my Rock,
for You prepare me for every conflict
and strengthen me to take on whatever comes.
You are my fortress – loving and kind,
my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield,
and the One in Whom I take refuge
as You subdue everyone who’s against me.
O, Lord, who are we that You
take note of us?
What is humankind that You
give us any thought?
We’re like a mere breath
with our days like a passing shadow.
Come down from Your heavens, O Lord.
Touch the mountains. Flash forth lightning.
Scatter Your enemies. Send out arrows
and confuse them.
Stretch forth Your hand from on high.
Rescue me! Deliver me from deep waters,
from the hands of deceitful people.
I don’t know them or why they do what they do!
To You, I’ll sing a new song, O God.
With stringed instruments, I’ll sing praises to You –
Savior of leaders,
Rescuer of Your servants.
Rescue me now! Deliver me from the hands
of deceitful people, who behave falsely,
but let our young people be like growing plants,
like beautiful pillars fashioned for a palace.
Give us a plentiful harvest with every kind of produce.
Let our flocks multiple and cover our fields.
Let our cattle be healthy and free of mishaps.
Let there be no reason to cry in the streets!
How blessed are Your people!
How blessed are
those whose God is You, Lord!
From the Book of Bible Prayers – actual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations researched on Bible Gateway then paraphrased into everyday English by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019. If you prefer prayers from the King James Version, see the Book of KJV Prayers.