Psalm 20 - "Praying to Win"

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

 [1] May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!
  May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
 [2] May he send you help from the sanctuary
  and give you support from Zion!
 [3] May he remember all your offerings
  and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
 
 [4] May he grant you your heart's desire
  and fulfill all your plans!
 [5] May we shout for joy over your salvation,
  and in the name of our God set up our banners!
 May the LORD fulfill all your petitions!
 
 [6] Now I know that the LORD saves his anointed;
  he will answer him from his holy heaven
  with the saving might of his right hand.
 [7] Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
  but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.
 [8] They collapse and fall,
  but we rise and stand upright.
 
 [9] O LORD, save the king!
  May he answer us when we call.

(Psalm 20 ESV)


 [1] You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, [2] and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. [3] Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. [4] No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. [5] An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. [6] It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. [7] Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.

 [8] Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel, [9] for which I am suffering, bound with chains as a criminal. But the word of God is not bound! [10] Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. [11] The saying is trustworthy, for:

 If we have died with him, we will also live with him;
 [12] if we endure, we will also reign with him;
 if we deny him, he also will deny us;
 [13] if we are faithless, he remains faithful—
 
  for he cannot deny himself.

(2 Timothy 2:1-13 ESV)