¹ May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
² May he send you help from the sanctuary
and give you support from Zion!
³ May he remember all your offerings
and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices!
⁴ May he grant you your heart's desire
and fulfill all your plans!
⁵ May we shout for joy over your salvation,
and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
⁶ Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
he will answer him from his holy heaven
with the saving might of his right hand.
⁷ Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
⁸ They collapse and fall,
but we rise and stand upright.
⁹ O LORD, save the king!
May he answer us when we call.
Applying the text
- How has prayer made a difference in your life?
- How would you assess your own prayer life? Where is it strong? Where does it need to grow?
- Read 1 Timothy 2:1-2. Take a moment to pray for those who occupy positions of authority in your life.