Here is a short psalm this is a nice evening prayer for anyone who wishes to use before they sleep.
Psalm 4 (kjv)
An evening prayer of trust in God
1 Hear me when I call O God of righteousness: thou has enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.
2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? How long will ye love vanity and seek after leasing? Selah.
3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the Lord will here when I call unto him.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune your own heart upon your bed, and be still.
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness and put your trust in the Lord.
6 There be many that say, Who will show us any good? Lord lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.
7 Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their win increased.
8 I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.
Again that word Selah has appeared like from the last psalm. The word as stated last time has an unknown meaning. It is thought to reference a period of music to play with out any words s these psalm are generally played to musical instruments or to be used as a means to signify a moment to reflect on the verse just read or heard and better understand it I generally again believe both are probably correct.
Verse 1 shows this is in fact a prayer as it is calling God to hear the speaker. It reaffirms that when we are being righteous in are ways. God is with us and reenforces us. The speaker then finally asks in fear and love of God for God to hear the prayer.
Verse 2 opens up speaking of the wicked mocking the Follower of God for their devotion and love of God in the first part of the verse. the 2nd part shows how they are lovers of themselves and the worldly and is asking why would people put trust and love in things that are not eternal.
Verse 3 Is the response to the wicked man’s love of self and mocking of the righteous by saying the Lord sets apart His followers from the world and keeps them for Himself. It also affirms that because the speaker is righteous God will here his prayer.
Verse 4 simply is meaning to not sin and join in the practices of self love instead commune with your heart or love of the Lord.
Verse 5 is an answer to the logical question that comes with verse 4 which is how do we commune or show are love of God? Well that is by doing sacrifices of righteousness or doing God works for the love of God with the expectation of nothing in return. Also by trusting God when situations seem critical that it will come out in the way the Lord wishes.
Verse 6 is a response to people saying show us the good of the world or that question if God is truly loving. So verse 6 is asking to give salvation and grace so that all can know the love and good that is God.
Verse 7 simply states the speaker loves God more then anything.
Verse 8 is saying the Speaker can sleep in peace and safety for He knows the Lord is watching over him.
So that is Psalm 4 the psalm that speaks to the Glory that God watches over all who call on his name. Keeps them in special protection and watches over them for He is a Loving God.