Prayer Guide: Psalm 28

To you, O Lord, I call;
    my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if you be silent to me,
    I become like those who go down to the pit.
Hear the voice of my pleas for mercy,
    when I cry to you for help,
when I lift up my hands
    toward your most holy sanctuary.

Do not drag me off with the wicked,
    with the workers of evil,
who speak peace with their neighbors
    while evil is in their hearts.
Give to them according to their work
    and according to the evil of their deeds;
give to them according to the work of their hands;
    render them their due reward.
Because they do not regard the works of the Lord
    or the work of his hands,
he will tear them down and build them up no more.

Blessed be the Lord!
    For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
    and with my song I give thanks to him.

The Lord is the strength of his people;
    he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
    Be their shepherd and carry them forever.



God’s Praiseworthy Attributes

He is…

  • Yahweh – v.1
  • Our rock – v. 1
  • Our God who hears – vv.1,2,6
  • Merciful – v. 2,6
  • Our help – v. 2,7
  • Holy – v. 2
  • Our protector from evil – v. 3
  • The judge of the wicked – vv. 4,5
  • Worthy of blessing – v. 6
  • Our strength – v. 7. 8
  • Our shield – v. 7
  • Trustworthy – v. 7
  • Worthy of our songs of thanks – v. 7
  • Our saving refuge – v. 8
  • Our source of blessing – v. 9
  • Our shepherd – v. 9

Possible Prayer Prompts

  • I praise You that You are my rock of stability and strength when…
  • I praise You that You heard my prayers for mercy when…
  • I praise You that You are able to help ________________ (name) as they deal with…
  • I praise You that Your sanctuary is holy because You are…
  • I bless You Lord because You have…
  • I praise You that You are my strength – stronger than…
  • I praise You that You are a shield for _____________ (name) as they encounter…
  • My Shepherd, that You that You carried me through…


  • Give me grace to experience genuine peace in my heart when…
  • I confess that I am struggling to trust You for  _______________. Help my heart to trust completely. 


  • I lift my hands to You for help as I face…
  • I pray that You will be my strength today as I…
  • I pray that You will extend saving mercy to ______________________ (name) in drawing them to Your salvation
  • I pray You will strengthen my heart as I trust You for…
  • I pray that You will bless _________________ (name) and save them from…
  • Help us trust You to be the Shepherd of our church as You carry us through…


  • When the wicked disregard Your works, give us strength to demonstrate that You are…
  • We will trust You as our strength and shield when we face…
  • Be our saving refuge when the enemy tries to …
    • Antiphonal response: Save Your people! Bless Your heritage!