Pray Through the Psalms (Day 12) | July 7, 2023
Psalm 3 is a psalm written by David when he was facing a difficult and dangerous situation. It's like a heartfelt prayer where David talks to God about his enemies and the troubles he's going through. He acknowledges that there are a lot of people who are against him, but he still puts his trust in God.
David says that even though things look bad, he knows that God is his protector and the one who lifts him up. He asks God for help and prays for deliverance from his enemies. David ends the psalm by saying that he won't be afraid because he knows that God is on his side and will give him victory. It's a psalm that reminds us to turn to God in times of trouble and trust in his power to overcome any challenges we may face.
Guided prayer: “I feel like I’m surrounded on all sides, God. I don’t know where else to turn, except to you. I know you’ll protect me, and I’m asking you to keep me out of harm’s way. Thank you for being my protector and rescuer! Amen.”
O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in God.”
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill.
I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
Arise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people!