Psalm for Prayer

Psalm 48

A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah.

 [1] Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised
  in the city of our God!
His holy mountain, [2] beautiful in elevation,
  is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
  the city of the great King.
[3] Within her citadels God
  has made himself known as a fortress.

 [4] For behold, the kings assembled;
  they came on together.
[5] As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
  they were in panic; they took to flight.
[6] Trembling took hold of them there,
  anguish as of a woman in labor.
[7] By the east wind you shattered
  the ships of Tarshish.
[8] As we have heard, so have we seen
  in the city of the LORD of hosts,
in the city of our God,
  which God will establish forever. Selah

 [9] We have thought on your steadfast love, O God,
  in the midst of your temple.
[10] As your name, O God,
  so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with righteousness.
[11]  Let Mount Zion be glad!
Let the daughters of Judah rejoice
  because of your judgments!

 [12] Walk about Zion, go around her,
  number her towers,
[13] consider well her ramparts,
  go through her citadels,
that you may tell the next generation
[14]  that this is God,
our God forever and ever.
  He will guide us forever.

(Psalm 48 ESV)