We trust God to help us
20:1Perhaps they sang this Psalm when the soldiers left Jerusalem to fight a battle against their enemies. The king trusts that God will help him to win.
1 I pray that the Lord will answer you
when you are in trouble and you call to him for help.
I pray that Israel's great God will keep you safe.
2 He will send help to you from his holy place,
from his temple in Zion.
3 He will remember the gifts that you have offered to him.
He will accept your burnt offerings
4 I pray that God will give to you
all the things that you really want.
He will help you to do everything that you want to do.
5 Then we will be happy and we will shout aloud
when you win against your enemies.
We will wave our flags to praise our God.
Yes, I pray that the Lord will do for you
everything that you ask him to do.
6 Now I know that the Lord will save
the king that he has chosen.
God will help him from his holy temple in heaven.
God will use his great power to make his king safe.
7 Some people hope that their chariots will keep them safe.
Other people think that their horses will save them.
But we will trust in the name of the Lord our God.
20:7Some armies think that they will win because they have the best weapons, chariots or horses. But God's people trust that God himself will make them strong.
8 Those people will fall down,
and they will not get up again.
But we will get up and stand again,
and we will be strong.
9 Lord, cause the king to win against his enemies!
Please answer us when we ask you for help.