The Book of Psalms

“Imperfect as he is, David has a pure heart, best seen in the many songs (or psalms) which he writes.  The contents of his songs reveal a wide-ranging spiritual sensitivity, from deepest sorrow to highest joy. 

A collection of these songs, known as the Psalms, contains songs not only by David and Solomon but also by the sons of Korah who were assigned to the ministry of songs.  Even a song of Moses is included (Psalm 90).  The psalms which follow are arranged within five major topical groupings.”

Psalms of the Troubled Soul

“In the first grouping of psalms, the fears of one whose enemies beset him on every hand are reflected.  Often the enemy is a former friend or companion of the one oppressed.  In all, these psalms speak to anyone who has ever known persecution for righteousness, or anyone who feels betrayed or alone in the midst of a hostile world.”

PRAYER FOR PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTEOUS    Psalm 5

PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM ENEMIES     Psalm 6

PRAYER FOR REFUGE FROM ENEMIES     Psalm 7

PRAYER FOR RELIEF FROM OPPRESSION BY THE WICKED     Psalm 10

SECURITY OF RIGHTEOUS FROM THREATS OF THE WICKED     Psalm 11

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.
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