Praying Psalm 52

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Psalm 52 Living Bible (TLB)

52 Written by David to protest against his enemy Doeg (1 Samuel 22), who later slaughtered eighty-five priests and their families.

You call yourself a hero, do you? You boast about this evil deed of yours against God’s people. You are sharp as a tack in plotting your evil tricks. How you love wickedness—far more than good! And lying more than truth! You love to slander—you love to say anything that will do harm, O man with the lying tongue.

But God will strike you down, pull you from your home, and drag you away from the land of the living. The followers of God will see it happen. They will watch in awe. Then they will laugh and say, “See what happens to those who despise God and trust in their wealth, and become ever more bold in their wickedness.”[a]

But I am like a sheltered olive tree protected by the Lord himself. I trust in the mercy of God forever and ever. O Lord, I will praise you forever and ever for your punishment.[b] And I will wait for your mercies—for everyone knows what a merciful God you are.

Prayer for yourselves and those on your prayer list

  • Our Father and our God, we come to you for mercy and protection
  • You see the prevalence of evil and lies in our world today
  • You see how men eager for wealth have become bold in their wickedness
  • Through your perfect justice you will end all evil
  • We pray that you will strengthen our faith in your righteousness.
  • We know that you will protect us.
  • Help us to trust in your justice and your timing
  • Grant us patience and strengthen our blessed hope as we await your mercies knowing that we will witness the fall of evil men.
  • We praise and bless your Holy Name now and forever more

Amen

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