Prayer Guide: Psalm 7

Psalm 7

A Shiggaion of David, which he sang to the Lord concerning the words of Cush, a Benjaminite.

 O Lord my God, in you do I take refuge;
    save me from all my pursuers and deliver me,
lest like a lion they tear my soul apart,
    rending it in pieces, with none to deliver.

O Lord my God, if I have done this,
    if there is wrong in my hands,
if I have repaid my friend[b] with evil
    or plundered my enemy without cause,
let the enemy pursue my soul and overtake it,
    and let him trample my life to the ground
    and lay my glory in the dust. Selah

Arise, O Lord, in your anger;
    lift yourself up against the fury of my enemies;
    awake for me; you have appointed a judgment.
Let the assembly of the peoples be gathered about you;
    over it return on high.

The Lord judges the peoples;
    judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness
    and according to the integrity that is in me.
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end,
    and may you establish the righteous—
you who test the minds and hearts,[c]
    O righteous God!
10 My shield is with God,
    who saves the upright in heart.
11 God is a righteous judge,
    and a God who feels indignation every day.

12 If a man[d] does not repent, God[e] will whet his sword;
    he has bent and readied his bow;
13 he has prepared for him his deadly weapons,
    making his arrows fiery shafts.
14 Behold, the wicked man conceives evil
    and is pregnant with mischief
    and gives birth to lies.
15 He makes a pit, digging it out,
    and falls into the hole that he has made.
16 His mischief returns upon his own head,
    and on his own skull his violence descends.

17 I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness,
    and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.


God’s praiseworthy attributes displayed in this text. He is…

  • The Lord, my God (vs. 1,3)
  • My refuge, savior and deliver from spiritual enemies (v. 1)
  • The one who knows my heart and judges the integrity of life (vv. 3-5,8)
  • The judge of my spiritual enemies and all people (v. 6-9)
  • The ruler over His people (v. 7 -8)
  • The one who establishes the righteous (v. 9)
  • The one who tests every mind and heart (v. 9)
  • Righteous (v. 9)
  • The shield and savior of the upright (10)
  • The righteous judge of all (vv. 11-16)
  • Worthy of thanksgiving and praise because He is righteous (vs. 17)
  • Worthy of songs of praise because of His name (v. 17)
  • The Lord Most High (v. 17)

Possible prayer prompters:

  • Lord my God, I praise You that You have been my refuge when . . .
  • My righteous God, I praise You that You will ultimately judge . . .
  • Lord Most High, I praise You because Your name is . . .


Possible prayer prompters:

  • Because You know my mind and heart and judge my integrity, I confess . . . (areas of disobedience, spiritual failure, relational struggle, etc.)


Possible prayer prompters:

  • Today I trust You shield me and be my savior as I deal with . . .
  • Because You establish the righteous, I pray that You will establish ___________________, in my life
  • Because You establish the righteous, I pray for ___________________________ (family member, friend, etc) that You will. . .


Possible prayer prompters:

  • Lord, as I enter a world filled with spiritual opposition, I will trust You will deliver me from enemies of . . .