Old Testament

Psalm 20
Psalm 20
A Prayer for Victory for the King
For the choir director. A psalm by David.
The People's Prayer
1May the Lord answer you in the day of distress.
May the name of the God of Jacob lift you up.
2May he send you help from the holy place.
May he support you from Zion.
3May he remember all your sacrificial gifts.
May he accept your burnt offerings. Interlude
4May he give you whatever your heart desires.
May he fulfill all your plans.
5We will shout joyfully when God saves you.
In the name of our God we will lift up our banners.
May the Lord fulfill all your prayers.
The King's Response
6Now I know that the Lord saves his Anointed.[]
He answers him from his holy heavens
with powerful acts of salvation from his right hand.
The People's Prayer
7Some rely on chariots, and some on horses,
but we rely on the name of the Lord our God.
8They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
9 Lord, save the king! Answer us in the day we call!


  • 20:6 That is, the king of Israel, who as a type of Christ was called by the title the Anointed