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Psalm 20

Prayer for Victory

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

The Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
    The name of the God of Jacob protect you!(A)
May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion.(B)
May he remember all your offerings
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices. Selah(C)

May he grant you your heart’s desire
    and fulfill all your plans.(D)
May we shout for joy over your victory
    and in the name of our God set up our banners.
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.(E)

Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with mighty victories by his right hand.(F)
Some take pride in chariots and some in horses,
    but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.(G)
They will collapse and fall,
    but we shall rise and stand upright.(H)

Give victory to the king, O Lord;
    answer us when we call.[a]


  1. 20.9 Gk: Heb give victory, O Lord; let the King answer us when we call