Read Psalm 70 today.
How does the psalmist describe his situation?
What does he long for?
Imagine the desperation of those waiting for God’s good justice (verses 1-5).
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
For those suffering injustices from religious persecution around the world.
For children bullied in school, who are looking for God and others to help them.
For those trapped in a marriage or relationship longing for rescue.
For vindication for those falsely accused and waiting for redemption.
For the people of God, the church, to rise up and rescue others.
A Cry for Help
To the Pure and Shining One
David’s poetic lament to always remember
1 Please, Lord! Come quickly and rescue me!
God, show me your favor and restore me.
2 Let all who seek my life be humiliated and confused.
God, send them sprawling, all who wish me evil;
they just want me dead.
3 Scoff at every scoffer and cause them all to be utter failures!
Let them be ashamed and horrified over their complete defeat.
4 But let all who passionately seek you erupt with excitement and joy
over what you’ve done!
Let all your devoted lovers, who continually rejoice in the Savior,
say aloud, “How great and glorious is our God!”
5 Lord, in my place of weakness and need,
won’t you turn your heart toward me and hurry to help me?
For you are my Savior, and I’m always in your thoughts.
So don’t delay to deliver me now, for you are my God.
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