Psalm 61 Prayer for King David

Psalm 61: 6-9 of David
O, God, when You accept my vows and hear the plea of those who revere Your Name in prayer: “Add to the days of the king’s life; may his years be many generations; may he reign before God forever; may Your love and fidelity preserve him” – Then I will sing Your Name forever, fulfill my vows day after day.

Psalms against adversaries (44,45,48,52,54)

Psalm 44: 6,9, 21-23
verse 6 Through You we batter our foes; through Your Name, trample our adversaries.
verse 9 In God we have boasted all the day long; Your Name we will praise forever.
verses 21-23 If we had forgotten the Name of our God, stretched out our hands to another god, would not God have discovered this, God who knows the secrets of the heart?

Psalm 45: 18 I will make Your Name renowned through all generations; thus nations shall praise You forever.

Psalm 48: 10-11 O God, within Your temple we ponder Your steadfast love. Like Your Name, O God, Your praise reaches to ends of the earth. Your right Hand is fully victorious.

Psalm 52: 10-11 of David
But I, like an olive tree in the house of God, trust in God’s faithful love forever. I will praise You always for what You have done. I will proclaim before the faithful that Your Name is good.

Psalm 54: 3, 8-9 of David
verse 3 O God, by Your Name save me. By Your strength defend my cause.
verses 8-9 Then I will offer You generous sacrifice and praise Your gracious Name, LORD, because It has rescued me from every trouble, and my eyes look down on my foes.

Psalm 31 Prayer in distress

Psalm 31: 4-6 a psalm of David (++note that verse 6 (into Your Hands I commend My Spirit) are the last words that the dying Jesus said++)
You are my rock and my fortress; for Your Name’s sake lead and guide me. Free me from the net they have set for me, for You are my refuge. Into Your Hands I commend my spirit; You will redeem me, LORD, faithful God.

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Psalms 29 and 30 Praise to the LORD

Psalm 29: 1-2 a psalm of David
Give to the LORD, you heavenly beings, give to the LORD glory and might; Give to the LORD the glory due God’s Name. Bow down before the LORD’s holy splendor!
Psalm 30: 5-6 a psalm of David
Sing praise to the LORD, you faithful give thanks to God’s holy Name. For divine anger lasts but a moment; divine favor lasts a lifetime. At dusk weeping comes for the night; but at dawn there is rejoicing.

Psalm 25 Appeal to God for Forgiveness

Psalm 25 verses 8-15  A psalm of David

Good and upright is the LORD, therefore He shows sinners the way,  He guides the humble in righteousness, and teaches the humble His way.  All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth toward those who honor His covenant and decrees.  For the sake of Your Name, LORD, pardon my guilt, though it is great.  Who is the one who fears the LORD?  God shows him the way he should choose.  He will abide in prosperity, and his descendants will inherit the land.  The counsel of the LORD belongs to those who fear Him; and His covenant instructs them.  My eyes are ever upon the LORD, who frees my feet from the snare.

Psalm 23 The LORD is my Shepherd

Psalm 23:  A psalm of David
The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. In green pastures You let me graze; to safe waters You lead me; You restore my strength. You guide me along the right path for the sake of Your Name.

Even though I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for You are at my side; Your rod and Your staff give me courage.

You set a table before me as my enemies watch; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.  Only goodness and love will pursue me all the days of my life;  I will dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come.

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Psalm 22

Psalm 22 is very special because part of it is actual prophecy about Jesus’s passion and death. This psalm is attributed to David who was not only king, but a prophet 1000 years before Jesus was born. The first two parts of the psalm are the prayer of an innocent person (Jesus) in anguish.  Example verse 15…

Like water my life drains away;

all my bones are disjointed.

My heart has become like wax,

it melts away within me.

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The third part praises the LORD and that is where this entry about the Holy Name comes from: Psalm 22: 23-24 Then I will proclaim Your Name to the assembly; in the community I will praise You: “You who fear the LORD, give praise! All descendants of Jacob, give honor; show reverence, all descendants of Israel!”

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Psalm 18 & 20

Psalm 18:50 of David
Thus I will proclaim You, LORD, among the nations; I will sing the praises of Your Name.

Psalm 20:2,6-8 a psalm of David
verse 2 The LORD answer you in time of distress; the Name of the God of Jacob defend you!
verses 6-8 May we shout for joy at Your victory, raise the banners in the Name of our God. The LORD grant your every prayer! Now I know victory is given to the anointed of the LORD. God will answer him from the holy heavens with a strong Arm that brings victory. Some rely on chariots, others on horses, but we on the Name of the LORD our God.

Psalms 7, 8, & 9

Psalm 7:18 a plaintive song of David
I praise the justice of the LORD; I celebrate the Name of the LORD Most High.

Psalm 8: 2,10 a psalm of David
O LORD, our Lord, how awesome is Your Name throughout all the earth! You have set Your majesty about the heavens!
O LORD, our Lord, how awesome is Your Name through all the earth!

Psalm 9-10:2-4,11 a psalm of David
verses 2-4 I will praise You, LORD, with all my heart; I will declare all Your wondrous deeds. I will delight and rejoice in You; I will sing hymns to Your Name, Most High. For my enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before You.
verse 11 Those who honor Your Name trust in You; You never forsake those who seek You, LORD.