Psalm 28: Petition and Thanksgiving to our God for help in times of trouble and in gratitude for hearing our pleas
Psalm 28: Petition and Thanksgiving
1 Of David.
To you, O Lord, I call;
O my Rock be not deaf to me,
Lest, if you heed me not,
I become one of those going down into the pit.
2 Hear the sound of my pleading,
when I cry out to you,
lifting up my hands toward your holy shrine.
3 Drag me not away with the wicked,
with those who do wring,
Who speak civilly to their neighbors
though evil is in their hearts.
4 Repay them for their deeds,
for the evil of their doings.
For the work of their hands repay them;
give them their deserts.
5 Because they consider not
the deeds of the Lord nor the work of his hands,
may he tear them down and not build them up.
6 Blessed be the Lord,
for he has heard the sound of my pleading;
7 the Lord is my strength and my shield.
In him my heart trusts, and I find help;
then my heart exults, and with my
song I give him thanks.
8 The Lord is the strength of his people,
the saving refuge of his anointed.
9 Save your people, and bless your inheritance;
feed them, and carry them forever!
In Psalm 28, we tell God how wonderful He is. Yes, He already knows all about Himself, but when we praise Him and tell Him how wonderful He is, we show Him that we do notice who He is and what He has done for us.
We praise Him for all He does for us and we thank Him for helping us in our times of need. As Catholics, we need to take this to heart. God gives Himself to us in the Eucharist; He offers Himself to us completely. He is our strength and our shield (verse 7). We need to not only remember this always, but LIVE it always, trusting completely in God. He will never fail us.