Psalm 70 – Prayer for Relief from Adversaries
When times are overwhelming, Psalm 70 is a prayer, you can pray. It is a short prayer. Perhaps David’s adversaries were at the door, as it were, and he only had a minute to compose. He begins by calling upon the LORD, his God, in urgency.
1 Make haste, O God, to deliver me!
Make haste to help me, O Lord!
If we know the David of Scripture, we know that he had many enemies. He continues to cry out to his God, in light of all those who pursue his life.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded
Who seek my life;
Let them be turned back and confused
Who desire my hurt.
3 Let them be turned back because of their shame,
Who say, “Aha, aha!”
And then he concludes joyfully by calling upon the LORD, his God, in urgency.
4 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
And let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“Let God be magnified!”
5 But I am poor and needy;
Make haste to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay.
Let us pray like David.
Dear Lord and heavenly Father,
You are great and greatly to be praised. Lord, I call upon You in haste. There is much that is set against me. And yet, I know that all things work together for good to those who love You. I love You Lord. Make haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer. The Spirit is for me. Christ is with me. You are great. In Jesus name, Amen.