Psalm 28 is a prayer of a believer in a country that is in anarchy. It begins with a dismal hands-in-the-air despair over a worst-case scenario. It ends without any mention of an improvement in the situation. But believing David prays his faith out of despair and into hope in
Psalm 140 models the prayer of the faithful when confronted with the countless stories, and even personal experiences, of violent men acting wickedly. We pray during times of wickedness, because we are not ignorant and naïve. We know violent men abound (v. 1), that they plan their evil exploits (v.