Praying Through: Psalm 108 Exalted

The Psalm

Psalm 108 (CSB)
A song. A psalm of David.

1 My heart is confident, God; I will sing; I will sing praises with the whole of my being.

2 Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.

3 I will praise you, LORD, among the peoples; I will sing praises to you among the nations.

4 For your faithful love is higher than the heavens, and your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.

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

6 Save with your right hand and answer me so that those you love may be rescued.

7 God has spoken in his sanctuary: “I will celebrate! I will divide up Shechem. I will apportion the Valley of Succoth.

8 Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine, and Ephraim is my helmet; Judah is my scepter.

9 Moab is my washbasin; I throw my sandal on Edom. I shout in triumph over Philistia.”

10 Who will bring me to the fortified city? Who will lead me to Edom?

11 God, haven’t you rejected us? God, you do not march out with our armies.

12 Give us aid against the foe, for human help is worthless.

13 With God we will perform valiantly; he will trample our foes.

The Prayer


I faced my absolute enemies

  • they are crouching
  • waiting for me to slip and fall
  • so that they can pounce
  • and devour my heart and soul

And I have fallen

  • a million times
  • this week
  • this day
  • this hour
  • I am helpless
  • the dogs
  • they chew on my bones

But all that I know

  • is that your Son
  • bled and died for me
  • and has put these dogs
  • to open shame
  • I am in Christ alone
  • and I am safe

No matter what evil befalls me

  • I will sing praises to your name
  • O Lord
  • because you alone are worthy
  • and worthy to be praised