When hard pressed by my haters, I cried to You, Lord, and You brought me into a spacious place.

Lord, You, the great I Am, are with me, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?

Because You are my helper, I look in triumph on my enemies.

I learned it is better to take refuge in You, Lord, than to trust in people. It is better to take refuge in You, Lord, than to trust in those with titles.

My accusers surrounded me, but in the name of the Lord, I cut them off.

They surrounded me on every side, hoping to overwhelm me with despair, but in your name, Lord, I cut them off.

Their condemning words encircled me with the intensity of swarming bees, then silenced as quickly as burning thorns, because in your name Lord I cut off their power over me.

They bullied me with their words, pushing me back till I almost fell under the weight of their condemnation—but the Lord helped me.

You chastened me, yes, but You did it justly. And You did it in love.

You redeemed me. You restored me because it’s your Name I bare.

The Lord is my strength and my defense; You became my deliverance and my victory.

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord!

You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, and I will lift your name high.

I thank You, Lord, for You are good; your grace endures forever.

Prayer inspired by Psalm 118.

Does life have you weary?

Feminists will tell you you’re invincible, but life will tell you different.

Yes, you are a force to be reckoned with. You can birth a baby or a business with unrivaled passion and creativity.

But you get tired too.

And the little girl in you needs a safe place to put down her armor and sword—and be cared for.

And I know just the spot.

Here at Vine Life Faith, we pray God’s Word to experience God’s will because His words are the only ones He’s obligated to keep. While we pray inspired by a particular verse, the prayer references multiple verses as the Lord leads. You’re welcome to share this prayer and if it blesses you or someone you know—say so in the comments below. God bless you!