What does it look like to bring our requests and prayers boldly before God, while at the same time, trusting in His sovereignty (instead of our own will and preferences)?  How can we hold both of those in a healthy tension?

How does a right understanding of God, and a right vision of what he has done in our lives, cause us to respond?  How can we grow to see God rightly in our lives?  How can we grow to respond to God appropriately?

In 54:3, David recognizes that there are enemies persecuting him, and seeking to do him harm.  What are some of the dangers of over-identifying with this posture?  What are some of the dangers of under-identifying with this posture? 

What can we learn from this psalm about the severity of the trials of faith that we might experience as believers?

What can we learn from this psalm about the ground of confidence and assurance of faith that we can have as believers?

How are the truths and realities in this psalm exemplified in Christ’s life, death and resurrection?

This psalm can seem far removed from those of us who are not suffering, especially suffering religious persecution. How might we be able to pray such psalms on behalf of other Christians around the world?