Praying the Psalms

Archive for July, 2011

Jeremiah 29.11-14


For I am mindful of the plans I have made concerning you ~ declares the Lord ~ plans for your welfare, not for your disaster, to give you a hopeful future. When you call Me, and come and pray to Me, I will give heed to you.  You will search for Me and find Me, if only you seek Me wholeheartedly.  I will be at hand for you ~ declares the Lord ~ and I will restore your fortunes. And I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places I have banished you ~ declares the Lord ~ and I will bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you. (Jeremiah 29.11-14)

Job 35.11,13,14b


Who gives us more knowledge than the beasts of the earth,

Makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?

. . . Surely it is false that G-d does not listen,

That Shaddai does not make note of it!

. . . The case is before Him; so wait for Him.

Job 35.11,13,14b

Tehillim/Psalms 85.11-14


Faithfulness and truth meet; justice and well-being kiss.

Truth springs up from the earth; justice looks down from heaven.

The Lord also bestows His bounty; our land yields its produce.

Justice goes before Him as He sets out on His way.

Tehillim/Psalms 85.11-14

Tehillim/Psalms 73.28


As for me, nearness to G-d is good;

I have made the Lord G-d my refuge,

that I may recount all Your works.

Tehillim/Psalms 73.28

Isaiah 12.3-4

Joyfully shall you draw water

From the fountains of triumph,

And you shall say on that day:

“Praise the Lord, proclaim His name.

Make His deeds known among the peoples,

Declare that His name is exalted.”

Isaiah 12.3-4

Genesis 22.17


I [the Lord] will bestow My blessings upon you,

and make your descendants as numerous as the stars of heaven

and the sands on the seashore. . .

Genesis 22.17

Isaiah 40.8

Grass withers, flowers fade ~

But the word of our G-d is always fulfilled!

Isaiah 40.8

Tehillim/Psalms 133.3


. . . like the dew of Hermon that falls upon the mountains of Zion,

where the Lord ordained a blessing,

everlasting life.

Tehillim/Psalm 133.3

Tehillim/Psalms 148.1-6



Praise the Lord from the heavens;

Praise Him on high.

Praise Him, all His angels,

Praise Him, all His hosts.

Praise Him, sun and moon,

Praise Him, all bright stars.

Praise Him, highest heavens,

and you waters that are above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for it was He who commanded that they be created.

He made them endure forever,

establishing an order that shall never change.

Tehillim/Psalms 148.1-6

Hosea 10.12


Sow righteousness for yourselves;

Reap the fruits of goodness;

Break for yourselves betimes fresh ground of seeking the Lord,

So that you may obtain a teacher of righteousness.

Hosea 10.12

Zephaniah 3.17-18a


Your G-d the Lord is in your midst,

A Warrior who brings triumph.

He will rejoice over you and be glad,

He will shout over you with jubilation.

He will soothe with His love

Those long disconsolate.

Zephaniah 3.17-18a

Isaiah 7.15

By the time they learn to reject the bad and choose the good,

people will be feeding on curds and honey.

Isaiah 7.15