To the choirmaster: according to Muth-labben. A Psalm of David.
9 I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will recount all of your wonderful deeds.
2 I will be glad and exult in you;
I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
3 When my enemies turn back,
they stumble and perish before your presence.
4 For you have maintained my just cause;
you have sat on the throne, giving righteous judgment.
5 You have rebuked the nations; you have made the wicked perish;
you have blotted out their name forever and ever.
6 The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins;
their cities you rooted out;
the very memory of them has perished.
7 But the Lord sits enthroned forever;
he has established his throne for justice,
8 and he judges the world with righteousness;
he judges the peoples with uprightness.
9 The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
10 And those who know your name put their trust in you,
for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
11 Sing praises to the Lord, who sits enthroned in Zion!
Tell among the peoples his deeds!
12 For he who avenges blood is mindful of them;
he does not forget the cry of the afflicted.
13 Be gracious to me, O Lord!
See my affliction from those who hate me,
O you who lift me up from the gates of death,
14 that I may recount all your praises,
that in the gates of the daughter of Zion
I may rejoice in your salvation.
15 The nations have sunk in the pit that they made;
in the net that they hid, their own foot has been caught.
16 The Lord has made himself known; he has executed judgment;
the wicked are snared in the work of their own hands. Higgaion. Selah
17 The wicked shall return to Sheol,
all the nations that forget God.
18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten,
and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
19 Arise, O Lord! Let not man prevail;
let the nations be judged before you!
20 Put them in fear, O Lord!
Let the nations know that they are but men! Selah (ESV)
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2. Probably a musical or liturgical term
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Praise your name Lord for we are thankful for all of the wonderful things that you have done in our lives, in our homes, and in our land.
You have blessed our nation and made us preeminent in war and peace and brought wealth and security to our land. Now our people are turning away from you and terror and strife is striking in our cities and our weather is bringing on major calamities. The wall of protection that was once around our people is crumbling and yet they continue to turn away.
Lord bring revival and a new awakening to our land and people once more. Let your Spirit and justice prevail in our nation and let the racial strife between people cease. Let your churches unify in prayer to keep our enemies from prevailing over us and changing our nation from a people under God to one which seeks the bidding of the enemy.
Praise your name and the name of your Son Jesus. Thanks for being the stronghold that we can rely on in our times of trouble and difficulty.
Let your justice and wisdom reign and influence the rulers and nations of the whole earth. Let those who do evil be judged in this world and your Kingdom to come.
Let there be hope for the needy and let those who know your name reach out to the poor and the hungry. Let the authorities which stand in the way of relief for the poor fall and receive no mercy for their evil actions.
Let your Kingdom come and with let the promise of health, justice, and prosperity for all become a reality on this earth.
Let your word continue to go forth and let the peoples of the whole earth respond to your love that was extended and sent to us in the life and ministry of your Son who died for all for all time and eternity.
Praise your name Father and the name of your Son Jesus for all that you have done for us in the past and for what you will do in the future. Hear our prayers O Lord.
In Jesus name, Amen.