Verse 1 – Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle –
Verse 2 – My loving kindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge, who subdues my people under me.
Verse 3 – Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him? Or the son of man, that You are mindful of him?
Verse 4 – Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.
We’re not to live our lives without purpose that has no lasting value. But with God , all things will become possible with meaning and purpose.
Verse 5 – Bow down Your heavens, O Lord, and come down; touch the mountains and they shall smoke.
Verse 6 – Flash forth lightening and scatter them; shoot out Your arrows and destroy them.
Verse 7 – Stretch out Your hand from above; rescue me and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of foreigners,
Verse 8 – Whose mouth speaks vain words, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
This right hand that swears to falsehood probably refers to a pledge that is deceptive.
Verse 9 – I will sing a new song to You, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You,
Verse 10 – The One who gives salvation to kings, who delivers David His servant from the deadly sword.
Verse 11 – Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of the foreigners, whose mouth speaks vain words, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood –
Verse 12 – That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as pillars, sculpted in palace style;
Verse 13 – That our barns may be full, supplying all kinds of produce; that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields;
Verse 14 – That our oxen may be will-laden; that there be no breaking in or going out that there be no outcry in our streets.
Verse 15 – Happy are the people who are in such a state; happy are the people whose God is the Lord!
That’s a big prayer David prayed. I think sometimes our prayers are too small. When we do that, we limit God. His purpose and plans for our lives are so much bigger than we can even imagine. That’s one reason we need His Holy Spirit when we pray, because the Spirit knows all things. We should pray big bold prayers and see what He has in store for us!