For the [music] director, [according to] Do Not Destroy. Of David. A miktam. When he fled from Saul into the cave.

Prayer for Rescue from Enemies

1 Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, because in you my soul takes refuge. In the shadow of your wings I will take refuge until destruction passes by.
2 I will call to God Most High, to God who accomplishes [things] concerning me.
3 He will send from heaven and save me; he will reproach [the] one who tramples me. Selah God will send his loyal love and his faithfulness.
4 My soul [is] among lions. I lie down [among those who] devour-- the children of humankind whose teeth [are] spears and arrows and whose tongues [are] sharp swords.
5 Be exalted above the heavens, O God. [Let] your glory [be] above all the earth.
6 They have set a net for my steps; my soul is bowed down. They have dug a pit before me; they have fallen into the midst of it. Selah
7 My heart [is] steadfast, O God; My heart [is] steadfast. I will sing and give praise.
8 Awake, my glory; Awake, harp and lyre. I will awake [the] dawn.
9 I will give you thanks among the peoples, O Lord; I will give you praise among [the] nations.
10 Because your loyal love [is] high to [the] heavens, and your faithfulness to [the] clouds.
11 Be exalted above [the] heavens, O God. [Let] your glory [be] above all the earth.