Morning Prayer of Trust in God.

A Psalm of David, when [a]he fled from his son Absalom.

Lord, how (A)my enemies have increased!
Many are rising up against me.
Many are saying of my soul,
“There is no (B)salvation for him in God.” Selah

But You, Lord, are (C)a shield around me,
My (D)glory, and the One who (E)lifts my head.
I was crying out to the Lord with my voice,
And He (F)answered me from (G)His holy [b]mountain. Selah
[c]I (H)lay down and slept;
I awoke, for the Lord sustains me.
I will (I)not be afraid of ten thousands of people
Who have (J)set themselves against me all around.

(K)Arise, Lord; (L)save me, my God!
For You [d]have (M)struck all my enemies on the [e]cheek;
You [f]have (N)shattered the teeth of the wicked.
[g](O)Salvation belongs to the Lord;
May Your (P)blessing [h]be upon Your people! Selah


  1. Psalm 3 Title 2 Sam 15:13-17, 29
  2. Psalm 3:4 Or hill
  3. Psalm 3:5 Or As for me, I
  4. Psalm 3:7 Or strike
  5. Psalm 3:7 Or jaw
  6. Psalm 3:7 Or shatter
  7. Psalm 3:8 Or Deliverance
  8. Psalm 3:8 Or is

Psalm 3[a]

A psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom.(A)

Lord, how many are my foes!
    How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.(B)[b]

But you, Lord, are a shield(C) around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.(D)
I call out to the Lord,(E)
    and he answers me from his holy mountain.(F)

I lie down and sleep;(G)
    I wake again,(H) because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear(I) though tens of thousands
    assail me on every side.(J)

Arise,(K) Lord!
    Deliver me,(L) my God!
Strike(M) all my enemies on the jaw;
    break the teeth(N) of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.(O)
    May your blessing(P) be on your people.


  1. Psalm 3:1 In Hebrew texts 3:1-8 is numbered 3:2-9.
  2. Psalm 3:2 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 4 and 8.

1-2 God! Look! Enemies past counting!
Enemies sprouting like mushrooms,
Mobs of them all around me, roaring their mockery:
“Hah! No help for him from God!”

3-4 But you, God, shield me on all sides;
You ground my feet, you lift my head high;
With all my might I shout up to God,
His answers thunder from the holy mountain.

5-6 I stretch myself out. I sleep.
Then I’m up again—rested, tall and steady,
Fearless before the enemy mobs
Coming at me from all sides.

Up, God! My God, help me!
Slap their faces,
First this cheek, then the other,
Your fist hard in their teeth!

Real help comes from God.
Your blessing clothes your people!