Praying Through: Psalm 57

The Psalm

Psalm 57 (CSB)
For the choir director: “Do Not Destroy.” A Miktam of David. When he fled before Saul into the cave.

1 Be gracious to me, God, be gracious to me, for I take refuge in you. I will seek refuge in the shadow of your wings until danger passes.

2 I call to God Most High, to God who fulfills his purpose for me.

3 He reaches down from heaven and saves me, challenging the one who tramples me. Selah God sends his faithful love and truth.

4 I am surrounded by lions; I lie down among devouring lions— people whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are sharp swords.

5 God, be exalted above the heavens; let your glory be over the whole earth.

6 They prepared a net for my steps; I was despondent. They dug a pit ahead of me, but they fell into it! Selah

7 My heart is confident, God, my heart is confident. I will sing; I will sing praises.

8 Wake up, my soul! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.

9 I will praise you, Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.

10 For your faithful love is as high as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches the clouds.

11 God, be exalted above the heavens; let your glory be over the whole earth.

The Prayer

You Are My Protector

I have been surrounded by evil Left exposed And vulnerable To Satan and Demons Who feed upon my flesh And leave me to perish.

My God How did you know Where I needed help How could you love Someone like me I have been unloved and unwanted All of my life But you came along And brought me to you And kept me in your heart.

I have fought with you But you stayed with me I have warred against you And you love me regardless I have ran away Yet you were there to rescue me All the days of my life.

You have always been with me From my mother's womb Till I see you.

You are forever My Lord and King.