Praying Through: Psalm 64

The Psalm

Psalm 64 (CSB)
For the choir director. A psalm of David.

1 God, hear my voice when I am in anguish. Protect my life from the terror of the enemy.

2 Hide me from the scheming of wicked people, from the mob of evildoers,

3 who sharpen their tongues like swords and aim bitter words like arrows,

4 shooting from concealed places at the blameless. They shoot at him suddenly and are not afraid.

5 They adopt an evil plan; they talk about hiding traps and say, “Who will see them?”

6 They devise crimes and say, “We have perfected a secret plan.” The inner man and the heart are mysterious.

7 But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly, they will be wounded.

8 They will be made to stumble; their own tongues work against them. All who see them will shake their heads.

9 Then everyone will fear and will tell about God’s work, for they will understand what he has done.

10 The righteous one rejoices in the LORD and takes refuge in him; all those who are upright in heart will offer praise.

The Prayer

You Are My Goodness

The worst

  • has absolutely befallen me
  • I have already tasted death
  • I have already lost everything
  • two times over
  • I have nothing

But you appeared

  • and rescued me
  • one million and one times over
  • and you will forever do it again
  • because you have set your love upon me
  • and you will never let me go
  • and you will keep me in your bosom
  • all of my days.

If I have you

  • and nothing on this earth
  • then I have everything
  • because nothing compares to you.

Because you have sent your Son

  • for my sake
  • you have given me everything
  • and heaven and earth
  • can give me nothing.