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.