Praying the Psalms

Archive for September, 2011

Job 12.7-10, 13


But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;

The birds of the sky, they will tell you,

Or speak to the earth, it will teach you;

The fish of the sea, they will inform you.

Who among all these does not know

That the hand of the Lord has done this?

In His hand is every living soul

and the breath of all humankind.

With Him are wisdom and courage;

His are counsel and understanding.

Job 12.7-10, 13

Tehillim/Psalms 37.7-11

Be patient and wait for the Lord,

do not be vexed by the prospering man

who carries out his schemes.

Give up anger, abandon fury,

do not be vexed;

it can only do harm.

For evil men will be cut off,

but those who look to the Lord ~

they shall inherit the land.

A little longer there will be no wicked man;

you will look at where he was ~

he will be gone.

But the lowly shall inherit the land,

and delight in abundant well-being.

Tehillim/Psalms 37.7-11

Tehillim/Psalms 92.1-3


A psalm. A song; for the sabbath day.

It is good to praise the Lord,

to sing hymns to Your name, O Most High,

to proclaim Your steadfast love at daybreak,

Your faithfulness each night. . .

Tehillim/Psalms 92.1-3

Tehillim/Psalms 16.7-8


I bless the Lord who has guided me;

my conscience admonishes me at night.

I am ever mindful of the Lord’s presence;

He is my right hand; I shall never be shaken.

Tehillim/Psalms 16.7-8

Genesis 8.22


So long as the earth endures,

Seed-time and harvest,

Cold and heat,

Summer and winter,

Day and night

Shall not cease.

Genesis 8.22

Tehillim/Psalms 104.14-15


You make the grass grow for the cattle,

and herbage for human labor

that they may get food out of the earth ~

wine that cheers the hearts of people,

oil that makes the face shine,

and bread that sustains human lives.

Tehillim/Psalms 104.14-15

Tehillim/Psalms 140.13-14


I know that the Lord will champion

the cause of the poor, the right of the needy.

Righteous men shall surely praise Your name;

the upright shall dwell in Your presence.

Tehillim/Psalms 140.13-14