Psalm 53
a prayer for help in distress

1 O GOD, save me in Thy name : and judge me in Thy strength.
2 O God, hear my prayer : and give ear to the words of my mouth.
3 For strangers have risen up against me, and the mighty have sought after my soul : and they have not set God before their eyes.
4 For behold, God is my helper : and the Lord is the protector of my soul.
5 Turn back evil upon mine enemies : and destroy Thou them in Thy truth.
6 I will freely sacrifice unto Thee : and will praise Thy name, O Lord, for it is good.
7 For Thou has delivered me out of all trouble : and mine eye hath looked down upon mine enemies.
Glory be.

It has always amazed me how this psalm is both a prayer for every day, and a prayer in times of dire trouble. I pray it most mornings when I say Prime, and each day I am grateful to King David for putting such perfect words into prayer. I will try each day to mean it more, and to live as if I already fully understood it and meant it with every fiber of my being.

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