Devotional Readings

Psalm 59 – An odd prayer…

I’ve been away a few days. Came back to this rather stark prayer that David placed before God.

Most of us will likely not hear this Psalm preached on Sunday anytime soon.
Perhaps though this relates to how our Lord actually instructed us to pray?
Mat 6:13  And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Luk 11:4  And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Deliver Me from My Enemies

Psa 59:1  To the chief Musician, Altaschith, Michtam of David; when Saul sent, and they watched the house to kill him. Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.

Psa 59:2  Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.

Psa 59:3  For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Psa 59:4  They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.

Psa 59:5  Thou therefore, O LORD God of hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.

Psa 59:6  They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Psa 59:7  Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

Psa 59:8  But thou, O LORD, shalt laugh at them; thou shalt have all the heathen in derision.

Psa 59:9  Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.

Psa 59:10  The God of my mercy shall prevent me: God shall let me see my desire upon mine enemies.

Psa 59:11  Slay them not, lest my people forget: scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield.

Psa 59:12  For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which they speak.

Psa 59:13  Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah.

Psa 59:14  And at evening let them return; and let them make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Psa 59:15  Let them wander up and down for meat, and grudge if they be not satisfied.

Psa 59:16  But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psa 59:17  Unto thee, O my strength, will I sing: for God is my defence, and the God of my mercy.

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