A Meditation of Psalm 20

I felt prompted to come to God making my own Israel’s prayer found in Psalm 20:

“In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry” (v. 1a, NLT ); “May the name of Jacob keep you safe from all harm” (v. 1b, NLT). “May he send you help from his sanctuary and strenghten you from Jerusalem” (v. 2, NLT).. «May he grant your heart’s desires and make your plans succeed” (v. 4, NLT).. “May the Lord answer all your prayers”  (v. 5c. NLT).

I also felt one with the trust in God’s strong action expressed in the following words:

“Now I know that the Lord rescues his anointed king. He will answer him from his holy heaven and rescue him by his great power. Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, bet we boast in the name of the Lord our God. ” (v6-7, New Living Translation).

David’s trust in God led him and his people to know they would stand upright (v. 8). Reading that prayer several centuries later contributes to strengthen my own faith in God’s mighty work.

You my wish to consult the French Language original, Une méditation du Psaume 20.

Daniel Garneau
Originally published in French, on February 17, 2021;
Currently under translation, March 3, 2021.