1 To you, LORD, I call; you are my Rock, do not turn a deaf ear to me.
For if you remain silent, I will be like those who go down to the pit.
2 Hear my cry for mercy as I call to you for help, as I lift up my hands
toward your Most Holy Place.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with those who do evil, who
speak cordially with their neighbors but harbor malice in their hearts.
4 Repay them for their deeds and for their evil work; repay them for what
their hands have done and bring back on them what they deserve.
5 Because they have no regard for the deeds of the LORD and what his
hands have done, he will tear them down and never build them up again.
6 Praise be to the LORD, for he has heard my cry for mercy.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and
he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and
carry them forever.
1. There are times when our prayers seem futile, launched toward a
dull and silent heaven. God seems indifferent, willing to let us be
dragged away with the wicked. Even at times like these, we are to
remember that “the Lord is”.
2. As David remembered who God is, he was able to trust in Him to
receive help (vv7-8). The circumstances had not changed, but suddenly
David found his heart leaping with unexplained joy.
3. When have you been as desperate as David (vv1-5)? As confident
at David (vv6-7)? Read through this psalm a few times slowly.
Pray as you read it, pause when something phrase catches your attention.
Listen to what God is trying to speak to you about your
Prayer & Journaling:
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen
to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer
in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.