Morning Psalm

Psalm 20  (Exaudiat te Dominus)

May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble, 
the Name of the God of Jacob defend you;

Send you help from his holy place 
and strengthen you out of Zion;

Remember all your offerings 
and accept your burnt sacrifice;

Grant you your heart's desire 
and prosper all your plans.

We will shout for joy at your victory
     and triumph in the Name of our God;
may the Lord grant all your requests.

Now I know that the Lord gives victory to his anointed;
he will answer him out of his holy heaven
     with the victorious strength of his right hand.

Some put their trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we will call upon the Name of the Lord our God.

They collapse and fall down,
but we will arise and stand upright.

O Lord, give victory to the king
and answer us when we call.

(BCP 608)