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Praying Through the Psalms: Psalm 3

Here is the next installment of my project of praying through the psalms in one year.  My goal in this is to become a better worshiper of God and to let my heart cry out to and glorify Him through my prayers.

So here goes… my prayers are in italics

Psalm 3

A Psalm of David.  When he fled from his son Absalom.

1 O Lord, how many are my foes!

How many rise up against me!

2 Many are saying of me,

“God will not deliver him.”

Lord, I thank you that you are faithful and will deliver me.  I pray that you help me to have faith that you will bring me through a situation, even when it seems like all the odds are against me.

3 But you are a shield around me, O Lord;

you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.

Lord, thank you for being my protector.  Thank you that I do not need to hang my head in shame, but that you lift up my head.

4 To the Lord I cry aloud,

and he answers me from his holy hill.


Lord, thank you that I get to be in relationship with you.  I am so grateful that you hear my prayers and also answer them.  I pray that I may never cease to be amazed at how awesome that truly is!

5 I lie down and sleep;

I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

I pray that I truly appreciate each day I’m given, and receive it as a gift from you.  Thank you Lord for giving me all that I need.

6 I will not fear the tens of thousands

drawn up against me on every side.

Lord, help me to not be fearful about life, but to be bold and confident, because I have a wonderful savior who provides for me.

7 Arise, O Lord!

Deliver me, O my God!

Strike all my enemies on the jaw;

break the teeth of the wicked.

8 From the Lord comes deliverance.

May your blessing be on your people.


Lord, I trust that you can and will deliver me from all the troubles of this world, in this life or the next.  Thank you that I don’t need to seek other forms of deliverance, because it comes from you.

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