Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Wilt thou forget me for ever?

How long wilt thou hide thy face from me?

How long must I bear pain[a] in my soul,

and have sorrow in my heart all the day?

How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;

lighten my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;

lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him”;

lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.

But I have trusted in thy steadfast love;

my heart shall rejoice in thy salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

because he has dealt bountifully with me.


  1. Psalm 13:2 Syr: Heb hold counsels