Praying Through: Psalm 54

The Psalm

Psalm 54 (CSB)
For the choir director: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. When the Ziphites went and said to Saul, “Is David not hiding among us?”

1 God, save me by your name, and vindicate me by your might!

2 God, hear my prayer; listen to the words from my mouth.

3 For strangers rise up against me, and violent men intend to kill me. They do not let God guide them. Selah

4 God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.

5 He will repay my adversaries for their evil. Because of your faithfulness, annihilate them.

6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you. I will praise your name, LORD, because it is good.

7 For he has rescued me from every trouble, and my eye has looked down on my enemies.

The Prayer

You Are My Deliverer

I have seen so many evils in my life And I thought I had so many enemies Because they have wounded me And attempted to destroy me.

I have come close to the edge of death Because I was desperate for your love And I cannot bear to live one more moment Under persecution and torment.

I was already weak. The schemes of the devil? They worked. I was defeated. And I was no more.

But in whatever way I cannot understand You saved me And you saved me time and time again No matter how far I stray No matter if I was faithful You came and grabbed me and brough me close.

What about that time When you gave me your peace? How did I react? I fled full long into sin I gave over to lust and temptation I was seeking nothing from you Because I thought I had lost everything I was too blinded To see That no matter what I have lost Even my life I have everything Because I have you You are the holy one of God Christ Jesus my Lord I don't need to turn anywhere else I don't need to go anywhere else I have you.

You are my All-in-all.

Be my loving God.

Have mercy on me.

Thank you for saving me And making me your son.