Psalm 20 (May the Lord Answer You)

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Sometimes, it’s just nice to have a blessing from the Psalms, what with a good chunk of the Psalms involving crying out in anger and sorrow, since life is often difficult in so many ways. Psalm 20 is just such a blessing. David wrote it, for whom, not sure, but the lines that particularly stick out to me are “May the Lord answer you when you are in distress, may the name of the God of Jacob protect you” and “May the Lord grant all your requests.”

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May the LORD answer you when you’re 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 the LORD answer you when you’re in distress
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you
May He remember all your sacrifices
And accept all your burnt offerings

May He give you the desire of your heart
And make all your plans succeed
And make all your plans succeed

We will shout for joy when you are victorious
And will lift our banners in the name of God
May the LORD grant all your requests
May the LORD grant your requests

Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed
He answers from His holy heaven
With the saving power of His right hand
With the saving power of His hand

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses
But I trust in the name of the LORD our God

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses
But I trust in the name of the LORD our God

They are brought to their knees and they fall
But we rise up and stand firm
Oh Lord, save the king, answer us when we call

May the LORD answer you when you’re 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 the LORD answer you when you’re in distress
May the name of the God of Jacob protect you
May He remember all your sacrifices
And accept all your burnt offerings

May He give you the desire of your heart
And make all your plans succeed
And make all your plans succeed

Related Bible Verse(s)

Psalm 20

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.[b]
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.

Now this I know:
    The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
    with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
    but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king!
    Answer us when we call!

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