Prayer Guide: Psalm 3
Psalm 3 (ESV)
A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
O Lord, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
2 many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah
3 But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head.
4 I cried aloud to the Lord,
and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah
5 I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
6 I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
who have set themselves against me all around.
7 Arise, O Lord!
Save me, O my God!
For you strike all my enemies on the cheek;
you break the teeth of the wicked.
8 Salvation belongs to the Lord;
your blessing be on your people! Selah
God’s praiseworthy attributes displayed in this text:
Our God in the midst of opposition and betrayal – v. 1
A shield/protector during trouble – v 3
The One in whom we glory – v. 3
Lifts our head/gives us hope – v. 3
Hears and answers our cries for help – v. 4
Holy – v. 4
Sustains us and gives us rest – v. 5
Dispels our fears – v. 6
Saves us/delivers us from our enemies – v. 7
God of salvation – v. 8
The source of blessing for his people – v. 9
Possible Prayer Prompters:
Even though I am facing ________________________ (areas of opposition/battle) I know you are my shield
Thank you that you lifted my head and gave me hope when ___________________
Thank you that you have blessed me already with __________________________
I confess that I have listened to doubts and accusations about __________________. I surrender these and look to you alone.
I surrender my fears about _______________________________, trusting you to deliver me.
I trust you to be my shield today as I encounter __________________________
Because you are my sustainer, I will not be afraid of ______________________________
Help ____________________________ (name) to glory in you today as you lift his/her head to find hope and deliverance in you.
Because you are a God who blesses your people, I am asking you to bless ______________________ (person, situation, etc.)
Today, I trust you to save me from the enemies of ______________________. Salvation belongs to you!