Praying Through: Psalm 4

The Psalm

Psalm 4 (CSB)
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A psalm of David.

1 Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.

2 How long, exalted ones, will my honor be insulted? How long will you love what is worthless and pursue a lie? Selah

3 Know that the LORD has set apart the faithful for himself; the LORD will hear when I call to him.

4 Be angry and do not sin; reflect in your heart while on your bed and be silent. Selah

5 Offer sacrifices in righteousness and trust in the LORD.

6 Many are asking, “Who can show us anything good?” Let the light of your face shine on us, LORD.

7 You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and new wine abound.

8 I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, make me live in safety.

The Prayer

Dear God,


You have helped me in the past and this time I still need you.

I have dismissed all the lies around me.

I still need you. I still need your love. I still need your mercy. I still need your grace.

Give me your hand. I need to feel your embrace. I need to feel your warmth. I know you are always with me.

Right now, I will lay in peace.

Because you are with me.