Psalm 20 (CSB)
For the choir director. A psalm of David.
1 May the LORD answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob’s God protect you.
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and sustain you from Zion.
3 May he remember all your offerings and accept your burnt offering. Selah
4 May he give you what your heart desires and fulfill your whole purpose.
5 Let us shout for joy at your victory and lift the banner in the name of our God. May the LORD fulfill all your requests.
6 Now I know that the LORD gives victory to his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty victories from his right hand.
7 Some take pride in chariots, and others in horses, but we take pride in the name of the LORD our God.
8 They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand firm.
9 LORD, give victory to the king! May he answer us on the day that we call.
If I cry out for you, will you answer me?
If you alone made the provisions and the sacrifices, will you save me?
Even if I don’t understand you, will you reach for me?
I need you, Lord. I don’t even have the wisdom to reach my hands up to you.
I want you, God, and my heart is still filled with sin and wickedness.
I have you, my Lord and my God, because I have your Spirit within me all because of what Your Son has done for me.
Help me, God, help me.