Psalm 20:1 May Yahveh answer you in a day of trouble; may the name of Jacob’s God make you safe.
Psalm 20:2 May he send you help from the sanctuary and reinforce you from Zion.
Psalm 20:3 May he remember all your tribute offerings and accept your ascending offering. (Selah).
Psalm 20:4 May he give you what your heart wants and fulfill your whole purpose.
Psalm 20:5 Let us shout for joy at your rescue and raise the flag in the name of our God. May Yahveh fulfill all your requests.
This psalm was originally designed to encourage the king as he prepared for battle. This section focuses on the people’s prayer for protection and provision. The king can expect protection because God will not forget the many years of tribute offerings he has given. The king can expect provision because God will not forget his years of ascending offerings. Before the battle begins, the people celebrate victory by shouting for joy at the king’s rescue and raising the flag in God’s name.
Lord, our prayers today are accompanied by your victory flag. The success we expect is your victory because it is due to your faithfulness.