Praying the Psalms

Archive for October 2, 2011

Tehillim/Psalms 19.8-15 ~ A Song for the New Year


The teaching of the Lord is perfect, renewing life;

the decrees of the Lord are enduring, making the simple wise;

The precepts of the Lord are just, rejoicing the heart;

the instruction of the Lord is lucid, making the eyes light up.

The fear of the Lord is pure, abiding forever;

the judgements of the Lord are true, righteous altogether,

more desirable than gold, than much fine gold;

sweeter than honey, than drippings of the comb.

Your servant pays them heed; in obeying them there is much reward.

Who can be aware of errors?

Clear me of unperceived guilt, and from willful sins keep Your servant;

let them not dominate me;

then shall I be blameless and clear of grave offense.

May the words of my mouth

and the prayer of my heart

be acceptable to You,

O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Tehillim/Psalms 19.8-15