Ps 20-21

Prayer for Victory To the leader. A Psalm of David. 1The Lord answer you in the day of trouble! The name of the God of Jacob protect you!2May he send you help from the sanctuary, and give you support from Zion.3May he remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices. Selah 4May he grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill all your plans.5May we shout for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God set up our banners. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions. 6Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed; he will answer him from his holy heaven with mighty victories by his right hand.7Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses, but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.8They will collapse and fall, but we shall rise and stand upright. 9Give victory to the king, O Lord; answer us when we call.Chapter 21Thanksgiving for Victory To the leader. A Psalm of David. 1In your strength the king rejoices, O Lord, and in your help how greatly he exults!2You have given him his heart's desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah3For you meet him with rich blessings; you set a crown of fine gold on his head.4He asked you for life; you gave it to him— length of days forever and ever.5His glory is great through your help; splendor and majesty you bestow on him.6You bestow on him blessings forever; you make him glad with the joy of your presence.7For the king trusts in the Lord, and through the steadfast love of the Most High he shall not be moved. 8Your hand will find out all your enemies; your right hand will find out those who hate you.9You will make them like a fiery furnace when you appear. The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath, and fire will consume them.10You will destroy their offspring from the earth, and their children from among humankind.11If they plan evil against you, if they devise mischief, they will not succeed.12For you will put them to flight; you will aim at their faces with your bows. 13Be exalted, O Lord, in your strength! We will sing and praise your power.