A plea to Heaven, from the torment of this world
Written by David, though we do not know the exact situation wherewith David found himself when he wrote the 35th Psalms. However, in the helplessness of life's uncertainties, a plea to Heaven is our only hope.
Plead my cause, O LORD, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt. Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the LORD chase them.
The 13 requests of the plea
1. Plead my cause, O Lord.
2. Fight for me.
3. Take up Your weapons.
4. Stand up as my Champion.
5. Draw out also the spear.
6. Stand in the gap for me.
7. Say to me, I am thy salvation.
8. Let my enemies be confounded.
9. Let them be put to shame.
10. Let them be defeated.
11. Let them be confused.
12. Let them be carried away with the wind.
13. Let them be chased by the angel.