A Prayer for Help against Enemies
(Psalm 57.7-11; 60.5-12)
1I have complete confidence, O God!
I will sing and praise you!
Wake up, my soul!
2Wake up, my harp and lyre!
I will wake up the sun.
3I will thank you, O Lord, among the nations.
I will praise you among the peoples.
4Your constant love reaches above the heavens;
your faithfulness touches the skies.
5Show your greatness in the sky, O God,
and your glory over all the earth.
6Save us by your might; answer my prayer,
so that the people you love may be rescued.
7From his sanctuary God has said,
“In triumph I will divide Shechem
and distribute Sukkoth Valley to my people.
8Gilead is mine, and Manasseh too;
Ephraim is my helmet
and Judah my royal scepter.
9But I will use Moab as my washbowl,
and I will throw my sandals on Edom,
as a sign that I own it.
I will shout in triumph over the Philistines.”
10Who, O God, will take me into the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
11Have you really rejected us?
Aren't you going to march out with our armies?
12Help us against the enemy;
human help is worthless.
13With God on our side we will win;
he will defeat our enemies.