I love you, Lord; you are my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and he saved me from my enemies. But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help.
He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears. He led me to a place of safety; he rescued me because he delights in me. (Psalm 18:1-3, 6, 19 NLT)
Intimate relationship with God is the basis of genuine faith and the heart of confident prayer.