Praying Through: Psalm 28

The Psalm

Psalm 28 (CSB)
Of David.

1 LORD, I call to you; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If you remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit.

2 Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.

3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.

4 Repay them according to what they have done— according to the evil of their deeds. Repay them according to the work of their hands; give them back what they deserve.

5 Because they do not consider what the LORD has done or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and not rebuild them.

6 Blessed be the LORD, for he has heard the sound of my pleading.

7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart celebrates, and I give thanks to him with my song.

8 The LORD is the strength of his people; he is a stronghold of salvation for his anointed.

9 Save your people, bless your possession, shepherd them, and carry them forever.

The Prayer

My Blessed Lord

How many times, my God,

  • must you rescue me?

How many times, O Lord,

  • will you come running
  • when I call your name?

But I am wicked and violent man,

  • and violence has me surrounded on all sides?

But you, O my Lord, rescued me

  • saved me
  • because you loved me
  • from the very beginning. I need you, Lord,
  • now more than ever. I am in desperate need of your hand
  • to rescue me
  • from despair
  • and violence. Be my blessed Rock
  • forever. Amen.