A Psalm of David
144 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:
2 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.
3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.
6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
7 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;
8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.
11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:
12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:
13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.
15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord. (KJV)
Blessed be your name O Lord. You are our rock, our steadfast love and fortress; our stronghold and deliverer, our shield in whom we take refuge.
We come to you now in prayer for our nation. Rescue us from the clutches of the enemy which is taking down our culture and causing many in our country to ridicule and ignore your teachings and Word.
We pray also for the churches who seem to be falling down with the culture. Bring revival to the pastors and leaders. Pull the church out of the dust and slumber that it is in and let your light and Spirit shine in the darkness. Let your Kingdom come to the church and let signs and wonders, healings and miracles confirm the truth of your Word.
Let your revival come to our families and neighborhoods. May our Sons and daughters receive your light and grow in the truth taking the church and nation to a new spiritual level.
We ask for revival rather than the judgment we deserve.
In Jesus name, Amen.