Psalms 3

(Written by David when he was running from his son Absalom.)

An Early Morning Prayer

1 I have a lot of enemies, Lord.

Many fight against 2me and say,

“God won't rescue you!”

3But you are my shield,

and you give me victory

and great honor.

4I pray to you, and you answer

from your sacred hill.

5I sleep and wake up refreshed

because you, Lord,

protect me.

6Ten thousand enemies attack

from every side,

but I am not afraid.

7Come and save me, Lord God!

Break my enemies' jaws

and shatter their teeth,

8because you protect

and bless your people.