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A Powerful Prayer for Courage and Safety – Psalm 27

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You, Lord, are my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
You are the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

A Prayer for Courage and Safety – Psalm 27

“You, Lord, are my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
You are the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
    to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war breaks out around me,
    even then, I will be confident.

One thing I ask from You, Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the House of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on Your magnificent beauty;
    to seek You in Your Temple.
For in the day of trouble
    You keep me safe in Your dwelling;
You hide me in the shelter of Your sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.

My head will soon be exalted
    above the enemies who surround me;
at Your sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make music to You, my Lord.

Hear my voice when I call out to You, Lord;
    be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of You, ‘Seek His face!’
    And Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide it from me,
    do not turn Your servant away in anger;
    You have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Savior.
Though my father and mother may forsake me,
    You, Lord, receive me.
Teach me Your way;
    lead me on the straight path.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses will rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of my Lord
    in the land of the living.
I will wait for You, Lord, always;
    I will be strong and take heart
    and I will wait for my Lord.
Amen.”

Adapted from Psalm 27


You have nothing to fear. The Lord loves His children enough to lay down His life for them. You can rest assured that He is with you and will never forsake you. As you pray psalm 27, praise God for His faithfulness to you; for leading you down the narrow path. There will come a day when you will be blessed in the fullness of His fellowship. But even on the journey there, He promises that you will lack nothing. All you need to do is trust Him.

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