Confident Prayer in Great Peril

For the leader. On stringed instruments. A maskil of David, when the Ziphites came and said to Saul, "David is hiding among us."

O God, by your name save me.

By your strength defend my cause.

O God, hear my prayer.

Listen to the words of my mouth.

The arrogant have risen against me; the ruthless seek my life; They do not keep God before them.

God is present as my helper; the Lord sustains my life.

Turn back the evil upon my foes; in your faithfulness, destroy them.

Then I will offer you generous sacrifice and praise your gracious name, Lord, because it has rescued me from every trouble, and my eyes look down on my foes.