I thought about your post today as I prayed morning prayer from the breviary for this date. These psalms, among others, were my most earnest prayers while in the heat of battle, and maybe they will bring you comfort.
I call with all my heart; Lord, hear me,
I will keep your commands.
I call upon you, save me
and I will do your will.
I rise before dawn and cry for help,
I hope in your word.
My eyes watch through the night
to ponder your promise. [see below]
In your love hear my voice, O Lord;
give me life by your decrees.
Those who harm me unjustly draw near;
they are far from your law.
But you, O Lord, are close,
your commands are truth.
Long have I known that your will
is established for ever.
Canticle – Exodus 15:1-4a, 8-13, 17-18
Hymn of victory after the crossing of the Red Sea
I will sing to the Lord, for he is gloriously triumphant;
horse and chariot he has cast into the sea.
My strength and my courage is the Lord,
and he has been my savior.
He is my God, I praise him;
the God of my father, I extol him.
The Lord is a warrior,
Lord is his name!
Pharaoh’s chariots and army he hurled into the sea.
At a breath of your anger the waters piled up,
the flowing waters stood like a mound,
the flood waters congealed in the midst of the sea.
The enemy boasted, “I will pursue and overtake them;
I will divide the spoils and have my fill of them;
I will draw my sword;
my hand shall despoil them!”
When your wind blew, the sea covered them;
like lead they sank in the mighty waters.
Who is like you among the gods, O Lord?
Who is like you, magnificent in holiness?
O terrible in renown, worker of wonders,
when you stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them!
As I prayed about my legal situation, the words from Jeremiah 1:17-19 were brought to my mind, and I considered them to be a promise from the Lord.
But do you gird your loins; stand up and tell them all that I command you. Be not crushed on their account, as though I would leave you crushed before them; :heaven:
for it is I this day who have made you a fortified city, a pillar of iron, a wall of brass against the whole land. They will fight against you, but not prevail over you, for I am with you to deliver you, says the Lord.
Though things looked very bleak, I kept trusting in His promise and placing myself in His care, often reciting such psalms as those above. Sure enough, as of this date, my adversary has not prevailed against me. My attorney has used much wisdom to counter all the threats my family member hurled at me.
I will keep you in prayer. Stand firm, trust, and ask your daddy to pray with you, too.