Psalm 20

A Prayer for Victory

1May the Lord answer you when you are in trouble!

May the God of Jacob protect you!

2May he send you help from his Temple

and give you aid from Mount Zion.

3May he accept all your offerings

and be pleased with all your sacrifices.

4May he give you what you desire

and make all your plans succeed.

5Then we will shout for joy over your victory

and celebrate your triumph by praising our God.

May the Lord answer all your requests.

6Now I know that the Lord gives victory to his chosen king;

he answers him from his holy heaven

and by his power gives him great victories.

7Some trust in their war chariots

and others in their horses,

but we trust in the power of the Lord our God.

8Such people will stumble and fall,

but we will rise and stand firm.

9Give victory to the king, O Lord;

answer us when we call.