Now this I know:
The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king!
Answer us when we call!
This Psalm is all about RELATIONSHIP.
The LORD … gives victory … to His anointed.
He answers them … from His heavenly sanctuary
Some trust in other things … we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Lord God, we make this our prayer, that those for whom we pray would be given grace to believe, and in believing, own the anointing of Your Spirit, trusting You that You would do such a generous, miraculous thing. Deliver them from all deception, heal their unbelief, make them new, O Lord our God!
You love to be taken at Your word!
We want that life for those we love, for ______________ and ______________.
The victory we seek is that they, our dear and desperate little friends, will rise up and stand firm, that our prayers for them will be fervent and effective.
Answer us as we call to You this day! Horses and chariots have not prevailed, but Your grace and truth and mercy and love will not fail. Amen!
Pierro dela Francesca, 1463, by permission
entitled Resurrection, but noted on Wikipedia as
Christ’s VICTORY over sin and death