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Read Psalm 54


Read Psalm 54

       Save me by your power, O God;
     set me free by your might!
     2Hear my prayer, O God;
     listen to my words!
     3Proud men are coming to attack me;
     cruel men are trying to kill me—
     men who do not care about God.

     4But God is my helper.
     The Lord is my defender.
     5May God use their own evil to punish my enemies.
     He will destroy them because he is faithful.

     6I will gladly offer you a sacrifice, O LORD;
     I will give you thanks
     because you are good.
     7You have rescued me from all my troubles,
     and I have seen my enemies defeated. 


Sometimes the Psalmist prays a lot more bravely than we might dare.  In this case the Psalmist prays for God to destroy his enemies.  Jesus teaches us to love our enemies; but praying this kind of honest prayer might help us to speak honestly to God about the things and relationships that bother us.


Lord help me with my enemies.  Some within.  Some without.

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