The Psalm

Psalm 57 (CSB)
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David. When he fled before Saul into the cave.

1 Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in you. I will seek refuge in the shadow of your wings until danger passes.

2 I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

3 He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. Selah God sends his faithful love and truth.

4 I am surrounded by lions; I lie down among devouring lions— people whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

5 God, be exalted above the heavens; let your glory be over the whole earth.

6 They prepared a net for my steps; I was despondent. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it! Selah

7 My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises.

8 Wake up, my soul! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.

9 I will praise you, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.

10 For your faithful love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

11 God, be exalted above the heavens; let your glory be over the whole earth.

The Prayer

You Are My Protector
I have been surrounded by evil
Left exposed
And vulnerable
To Satan and Demons
Who feed upon my flesh
And leave me to perish.

My God
How did you know
Where I needed help
How could you love 
Someone like me
I have been unloved and unwanted
All of my life
But you came along
And brought me to you
And kept me in your heart.

I have fought with you
But you stayed with me
I have warred against you
And you love me regardless
I have ran away
Yet you were there to rescue me
All the days of my life.

You have always been with me
From my mother's womb
Till I see you.

You are forever
My Lord and King.