Sovereign Lord, I pray today for myself and for ______________________ , especially for those times when we seem to be surrounded by enemies both seen and unseen. When our foes are many, and many rise up against us, I pray that you will be a shield around us. Please bestow glory on us and lift up our heads. When we cry aloud to you, please answer us from your holy hill; be merciful to us and hear our prayer and give us relief from our distress. I pray that in our anger against our enemies we will not sin, and that when we lie down on our beds each night we will search our hearts and be silent before you. Please sustain us when we lie down to sleep, so that we will not fear even if tens of thousands are drawn up against us on every side. May we lie down and sleep in peace; please make us dwell in safety. I pray that you will arise and deliver us from all who are gathered against us. May our deliverance come from you and may your blessing rest on us. I pray that we will continue to offer right sacrifices to you - the living sacrifice of our bodies offered to you, and the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving from our lips - and continue to trust in you. May the light of your face shine on us, and fill our hearts with greater joy than money can buy. In Jesus’ name, amen.