Focus Scripture – Psalm 35 (NRSV) – Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me! Take hold of shield and buckler, and rise up to help me! Draw the spear and javelin against my pursuers; say to my soul, “I am your salvation.”
Lord of Hosts, you are our rock, our sword, and our shield. You fight our battles from on high. We need your help today. We need you to intervene against those who fight against us. We put it all in your hands. Thank you for all you have done, all you are doing, and all you are about to do in our lives. We love you; we trust you, and we praise your holy name. We claim the victory in the name of Jesus! Amen.