Praying Through: Psalm 52

The Psalm

Psalm 52 (CSB)
For the choir director. A Maskil of David. When Doeg the Edomite went and reported to Saul, telling him, “David went to Ahimelech’s house.”

1 Why boast about evil, you hero! God’s faithful love is constant.

2 Like a sharpened razor, your tongue devises destruction, working treachery.

3 You love evil instead of good, lying instead of speaking truthfully. Selah

4 You love any words that destroy, you treacherous tongue!

5 This is why God will bring you down forever. He will take you, ripping you out of your tent; he will uproot you from the land of the living. Selah

6 The righteous will see and fear, and they will derisively say about that hero,

7 “Here is the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches, taking refuge in his destructive behavior.”

8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I trust in God’s faithful love forever and ever.

9 I will praise you forever for what you have done. In the presence of your faithful people, I will put my hope in your name, for it is good.

The Prayer

You Are My Faithful Love

Everything that I have

  • And all that I got
  • It is in you.

I have nowhere else to go

  • And no one else to turn to
  • You are my righteousness
  • In you, I will trust.

I will bless your name forever

  • I will worship your name on high
  • I will proclaim your word to everyone
  • I will preach your gospel to the end
  • I will love you forever
  • I will fear you for my life
  • I will be still
  • And know you are my God.