Praying Through: Psalm 35:1-3

The Psalm

Psalm 35:1–3 (CSB)
1 Oppose my opponents, LORD; fight those who fight me.

2 Take your shields—large and small— and come to my aid.

3 Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers, and assure me, “I am your deliverance.”

The Prayer

My Only Shield of Salvation

I remembered being attacked all of my days and having no will to fight succumbing to the attacks of Satan easily like a sheep like a prisoner of war tortured for entertainment to despise your holy name.

When you saved me, your hand was upon me your shield protected me you healed my heart you mended my bones you restored my soul.

But just as David called his mighty men you called on me there are numerous giants to be slain for Satan and his demons have sharpened their arrows quickened their aim sure their shots.

But you are the Commander of the Most High and I bow at your command I am on your side you are my Lord.

Give me your will and with your grace I will make it my own for Your are my Redeemer and Judge and your resurrecting Spirit is always with me.

Guard me from temptation but give me yourself my Christ and Lord to give me the strength and endurance to wrap my hands around the necks of my gods my torturers my giants and crushed their windpipes until they fall lifeless and dead forever.

Sin has not conquered me for you alone have conquered sin forever.

I love you, Lord.