Psalm 21 focuses on the imagery of a king; the king is often credited with being an example of the moral state of a kingdom in the Old Testament. Psalm 21 pairs with Psalm 20, which seems to come before David entered a battle. This song celebrates victory and expresses confidence in future success. This praise of God begins by expressing the king’s victory and his appreciation for God’s favor. internally accredited to David. There are 13 verses. In the slightly different numbering system used in the Greek Septuagint and Latin Vulgate translations of the Bible. This royal psalm 21 and the previous one are closely related: they are both liturgical psalms; in both, the king is the prominent figure. This Psalm contains thanksgiving for the Lord’s deliverance (verses 1-7, assurance of the king’s future victories by his subjects (verses 8-12), and a final prayer (verse 13). Verses 1-13: The first part (of Psalm 21), is a thanksgiving for victory; the last part is an anticipation of future successes in the Lord through the king general.
It reads in Psalm 21:1-13, NIV “For the director of music. A psalm of David.”
The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give! You have granted him his heart’s desire and have not withheld the request of his lips. You came to greet him with rich blessings and placed a crown of pure gold on his head. He asked you for life, and you gave it to him, length of days, for ever and ever. Through the victories you gave, his glory is great; you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty. Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad about the joy of your presence. For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most-High he will not be shaken. Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies; your right hand will seize your foes. When you appear for battle, you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace. The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath, and his fire will consume them. You will destroy their descendants from the earth, their posterity from mankind. Though they plot evil against you and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed. You will make them turn their backs when you aim at them with drawn bow. Be exalted in your strength, Lord; we will sing and praise Your might.
“Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer” Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You and pray and thank You for every moment of this day that has been a gift from You. Thanksgiving Day is every day with You in Jesus Precious Name Amen.