Psalm 20
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition

Psalm 20

Prayer for Victory

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

1The Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
    The name of the God of Jacob protect you!
2May he send you help from the sanctuary,
    and give you support from Zion.
3May he remember all your offerings,
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.Selah

4May he grant you your heart’s desire,
    and fulfill all your plans.
5May we shout for joy over your victory,
    and in the name of our God set up our banners.
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

6Now I know that the Lord will help his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with mighty victories by his right hand.
7Some take pride in chariots, and some in horses,
    but our pride is in the name of the Lord our God.
8They will collapse and fall,
    but we shall rise and stand upright.

9Give victory to the king, O Lord;
    answer us when we call.[a]


  1. Psalm 20:9 Gk: Heb give victory, O Lord; let the King answer us when we call
Scripture quotations are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright © 1989, 1993 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Bible Hub

Psalm 19
Top of Page
Top of Page