Prayer Guide: Psalm 28
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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.
6 Blessed be the Lord!
For he has heard the voice of my pleas for mercy.
7 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.
8 The Lord is the strength of his people;
he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
9 Oh, save your people and bless your heritage!
Be their shepherd and carry them forever.
God’s Praiseworthy Attributes
- 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!