May the LORD answer you when you are in distress;
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May He send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion.
May He remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings.
May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the LORD grant all your requests.
— Psalm 20: 1-6, NIV
This came up in my devotions twice in the past week. I used it Sunday when I was privileged to lead our congregation in prayer. After my last post seeming a bit depressed and down, this speaks life into the dry areas of my soul.
It is a prayer for you, it is a prayer for me. I pray that we can shout for joy together in our victory – over sickness, need, fear, or whatever has us troubled and in distress – and that we can join as body of thankful believers giving praise to the One who gives us that victory.