The Assurance of God’s Saving Work

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1 May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble;
May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;
2 May He send you help from the sanctuary,
And strengthen you out of Zion;
3 May He remember all your offerings,
And accept your burnt sacrifice.


Psalm 20:1-3
  • God, answer us when we pray!
  • In my day of trouble, I long to hear Your response, Your comforting response.
  • I pray for You to defend me against my enemies and send help from Your throne.
  • When I cry before the altar, help me to see Your emissaries rise up and come to my aid.
  • Help all Your people when we are distressed.
  • Remember our love for You, our worship of You.
  • I pause to think of all the times You have helped me when I was in trouble, and I thank You.

4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire,
And fulfill all your purpose.
5 We will rejoice in your salvation,
And in the name of our God we will set up our banners!
May the LORD fulfill all your petitions.

Psalm 20:4-5
  • Lord, give to me my heart’s desire. Fulfill Your calling and purpose in my life.
  • Lord, let me live in such a way that You rejoice in my existence.
  • I am glad and full of joy when I think of where I was and to where You have brought me.
  • I am saved!
  • I will lift up my hands, and raise banners, and play music, and declare my love for and trust in You.
  • God, answer our petitions as we trust in You continually.

6 Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed;
He will answer him from His holy heaven
With the saving strength of His right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses;
But we will remember the name of the LORD our God.
8 They have bowed down and fallen;
But we have risen and stand upright.

9 Save, LORD!
May the King answer us when we call.

Psalm 20:6-9
  • This is what I know: the Lord saves those He has anointed.
  • Just as He saved David His anointed king, He will save us as well.
  • You answer me from Your holy hill, and by Your right hand I am saved.
  • I am not alone in my fight, but You are with me.
  • I will not build a castle, or a city on a hill, by my own hand and feel safe.
  • My defenses are weak when attacked by other men and women.
  • I will not trust in military might or fleshly weapons of war.
  • I will, we will, remember the name of the LORD our God.
  • My enemies will bow down before You, Lord.
  • We bow before You, and You alone lift our heads and make us worthy to be in Your presence.
  • Thank You, Lord, for allowing us to live in relationship with You, O mighty God.
  • Save me, O LORD, in this moment, for I am surrounded.
  • Whether my emotions or my enemies, I feel the pressure all around.
  • Save me, for I know that my King, my Lord, my Savior, will answer when I call.
  • Thank you for loving me so much that you will save me when I am weak.

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