A Bold Prayer for Victory
By Elizabeth Yeamans Simrell (Guest Blogger)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 108-110
Key Scripture Verse: Psalm 108: 13 “With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” (NIV, Life Application Bible)
Per my Bible’s commentary, Psalm 108 is a compiled psalm of two other psalms and is taken from Psalms 57 and 60. David wrote this psalm as a song and a prayer in which he starts off with singing and making music in praise of God. He then mentions his enemies later in the psalm and asks not only for help, but for victory.
David was God’s faithful servant and a warrior. Remember how he trusted God to defeat Goliath when nobody else would fight him? Remember how many times he needed God to help him when Saul was after him and trying to kill him? Many times God protected him in the face of danger and David knew God’s power. He specifically asks for God to assist him, not to give him more human aid, for he says in verse 12 that “human help is worthless.” He was surrounded by enemies from the east, the south, and the west and knew that God was his refuge, the one who could not only help him escape his enemies but defeat them.
David’s faith was so strong that he knew God and knew his power. He knew that God loved him, knew that God was faithful to those who are devoted to him. David had a strong relationship with God and knew he could depend on him when he needed him.
Do you pray boldly, openly, and expectantly in faith? Do you know how much God loves you? Do you know with certainty that no matter what happens, God is your greatest ally?
I pray for you and for me that we can have the faith of David. I want that for us all. Let’s all pray that prayer together, boldly believing that He will deliver.