Give me opportunities today to tell others that You are my protector (1-4). Just as you made a way for Israel through the raging Red Sea so that they could make it to the promised land, keep me from being overwhelmed by the obstacles I face on my way to You in heaven. And just as David was thankful that You protected Israel from enemies on her way to the promised land, I am thankful for how You daily "deliver me from the evil one" on my way to heaven (2-3,6-7). And just as David understood that his worshipful "song of ascent" was possible in Jerusalem only because God has led Israel safely through the wilderness to claim their promised land, remind me that You will lead me safely to heaven, where I will be able to worship You perfectly (1). But as I wait to sing my own "song of ascent" to You in heaven, help me also worship You today while I am still in the wilderness knowing You will rescue me.