Daily Devotions


Day 149

Psalm 20:1a "May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble"

Day 149 – Psalm 20

“May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble” Psalm 20:1a


Psalm 20 also has a simple superscription that identified David as its author.


We have “twin psalms” in Psalms 20-21. The contents of the two psalms would indicate that there is a very close connection between the two. The following observations tie the two psalms closely.

1. Reference to “warfare”

a) “Banners” Psalm 20:5b
b) “Chariots” Psalm 20:7a
c) “Enemies” Psalm 21:8a
d) “Arrows” Psalm 21:12b

2. Reference to “the king”

a) “His anointed” Psalm 20:6a
b) “The king” Psalm 21:1a

3. Prayer

a) Petition Psalm 20:1-4
b) Answer to petition Psalm 21:1-6

4. Salvation (deliverance)

a) Anticipation of salvation (deliverance) Psalm 20:5a
b) Rejoicing in God’s salvation Psalm 21:5a

5. Ceremonial

a) Before the battle Psalm 20
b) After the battle Psalm 21