May the Lord answer us
in times of trouble and distress.
May the Name of the God of Jacob
May the Lord send help from His holy place
and sustain us from on high.
May the Lord remember
and graciously accept
all we have to offer.
May He give us the desires of our heart
and fulfill our plans and life purpose.
Let’s sing a song of triumph
and raise our flag in the name of our God!
May the Lord fulfill our requests.
Now this is what we can know for sure:
the Lord gives victory to His anointed.
The Lord answers from a place of holiness
with success in hand.
Some depend on war machines
and others on horses,
but we rely on the Name of the Lord our God.
They collapse and fall,
but we rise and firmly stand.
Give success to our leaders, O Lord.
Answer us on the day we call.
Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2018, prayer-a-phrased today’s Psalm reading in the ecumenical Revised Common Lectionary, with the help of many translations on Bible Gateway.