Praying Through: Psalm 23:5a Circumstances Abound

The Psalm

Psalm 23:5a (CSB) You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies

The Prayer

My God,

I have been crushed and discarded a hundred times. But, I have warred against you thousand more.

Yet, you sent your Son to live and die for me.

And now I live for you.

I will never understand why you saved me, but I only know that because I have sin much You have forgiven much.

Now I know you let me sit at your table, when I should been condemned for treason.

You knew I was an enemy, and you then declared me as your friend.

My God, remind me always that, I do not do battle against prisoners of war, but against the rulers who imprisoned them.

Give me your almighty strength, and your invincible armour, and let me help you set the captives free.

In your Son’s name I pray. Amen.