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Prayers for Deliverance from Enemies

In today’s Lectionary, a timely prayer for deliverance from those wicked people who gleefully plan for the downfall of others:

Psalm 70

Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader. Of David, for the memorial offering.

1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me.
O Lord, make haste to help me!
2 Let those be put to shame and confusion
who seek my life.
Let those be turned back and brought to dishonour
who desire to hurt me.
3 Let those who say, ‘Aha, Aha!’
turn back because of their shame.
4 Let all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you.
Let those who love your salvation
say evermore, ‘God is great!’
5 But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!

Psalm 71

1 In you, O Lord, I take refuge;
let me never be put to shame.
2 In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
incline your ear to me and save me.
3 Be to me a rock of refuge,
a strong fortress,* to save me,
for you are my rock and my fortress.

4 Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of the wicked,
from the grasp of the unjust and cruel.
5 For you, O Lord, are my hope,
my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
6 Upon you I have leaned from my birth;
it was you who took me from my mother’s womb.
My praise is continually of you.

7 I have been like a portent to many,
but you are my strong refuge.
8 My mouth is filled with your praise,
and with your glory all day long.
9 Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
do not forsake me when my strength is spent.
10 For my enemies speak concerning me,
and those who watch for my life consult together.
11 They say, ‘Pursue and seize that person
whom God has forsaken,
for there is no one to deliver.’
12 O God, do not be far from me;
O my God, make haste to help me!
13 Let my accusers be put to shame and consumed;
let those who seek to hurt me
be covered with scorn and disgrace.
14 But I will hope continually,
and will praise you yet more and more.
15 My mouth will tell of your righteous acts,
of your deeds of salvation all day long,
though their number is past my knowledge.
16 I will come praising the mighty deeds of the Lord God,
I will praise your righteousness, yours alone.
17 O God, from my youth you have taught me,
and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
18 So even to old age and grey hairs,
O God, do not forsake me,
until I proclaim your might
to all the generations to come.*
Your power
19 and your righteousness, O God,
reach the high heavens.

You who have done great things,
O God, who is like you?
20 You who have made me see many troubles and calamities
will revive me again;
from the depths of the earth
you will bring me up again.
21 You will increase my honour,
and comfort me once again.

22 I will also praise you with the harp
for your faithfulness, O my God;
I will sing praises to you with the lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy
when I sing praises to you;
my soul also, which you have rescued.
24 All day long my tongue will talk of your righteous help,
for those who tried to do me harm
have been put to shame, and disgraced.

Nothing new under the sun. These are verses we share, Christian, Jew and Moslem alike. Interesting, huh?


February 5, 2009 - Posted by | Character, Community, Leadership, Social Issues, Spiritual


  1. allah yehdeech. goli Amen

    Comment by neoark25 | February 5, 2009 | Reply

    • God prayers is so great!!!! God always hear u and your prayers so praise…thanks God 4 been in my life…

      Comment by Boss | May 17, 2012 | Reply

  2. Intlxpatr ;

    Thats takes care of the Enemies ,what about our friends ???

    Speaking of friends , whatever happened to Mimfoy , do you here from her ?? pass my salam , thanks

    Comment by daggero | February 5, 2009 | Reply

  3. Lord now and forever.Amen!

    Comment by Hyatt | January 12, 2010 | Reply

  4. Indeed, the Lord has listened to my cries. He has rescued me from the claws of the evil people who seek my soul. Confusion has been set in the camp of my enemies. Indeed, I have been redeemed. Praise be to his Name….Amen

    Comment by Frank Dua Fredua | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  5. Thanks be to God, Frank!

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 20, 2011 | Reply

  6. Thanks the mighty one for these prayers which i believe i will delivered through this prayer.Amen.

    Comment by Ngei solange | August 26, 2012 | Reply

  7. He hears our prayers, Ngel solange.

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 26, 2012 | Reply

  8. After reading this psalms, I feel no weapon against me can prosper because he my fortress and I can never be shaken. Amen!!!!

    Comment by lala Gaza | January 8, 2013 | Reply

    • Iala, You’ll love Joshua 1:9 – Be strong and of good courage, be not frightened, neither be dismayed, for the Lord, your God, is with you wherever you may go.

      Comment by intlxpatr | January 8, 2013 | Reply

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