Psalm 20:1-5 - Daily Bread
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
May he give you the desire of your heart
And make all your plans succeed.
We will shout for joy when you are victorious
And will lift up our banners in the name of our God.
May the Lord grant all your requests.
The way that David fought his battles was through worship. It was not his weapons or his physical strength that gave him his victories, it was his trust in the Lord. He would pray and experience God fight his battles. People boast in their army, chariots, horses, but David boasted in the name of the Lord. He realized his help comes from being in his presence. It is God who holds all power and strength. He is the one who fights on our behalf. We don’t need to fight on our own power, we just need to put our trust in him and stay in his presence.
Fight your battles through giving your heart to God. If you are in stress, don’t turn to idols but turn to God today. If you need wisdom, ask God and he will give it to you (James 1:5). Pray this prayer of blessing over your life today and experience the God of Jacob protect you. Lift up the name of Jesus who can at one moment completely transform your life and situation.
We declare the name of Jesus over our lives. You are the one who holds all power. Victory is in your hands. We don’t trust in horses or in other idols, but we want to fully trust you today. We ask you for a heart of worship like David. Keep us in your presence today Lord we pray. In Jesus name.