Praying the Psalms

Archive for November, 2011

Deuteronomy 11.13-14

If, then, you obey the commandments that I enjoin upon you this day, loving the Lord your G-d and serving Him with all your heart and soul, I will grant the rain for your land in season, the early rain and the late. You shall gather in your new grain and wine and oil~   Deuteronomy 11.13-14

Tehillim/Psalms 23.2b-3


He leads me to water in places of repose;

He renews my life;

He guides me in right paths as befits His name.

Tehillim/Psalms 23.2b-3

Tehillim/Psalms 9.12-13, 17, 19

Photograph by Mica Engelhardt

Sing a hymn to the L-rd, who reins in Zion;

declare His deeds among the people.

For He does not ignore the cry of the afflicted;

He who requites bloodshed is mindful of them.

. . . The L-rd has made Himself known;

He works judgment;

the wicked man is snared by his own devices.

. . . Not always shall the needy be ignored,

nor the hope of the afflicted forever lost.

Tehillim/Psalms 9.12-13, 17, 19

*For the children who were and are sexually assaulted and ignored at Penn State and everywhere.

Amos 5.14-15

Photograph by Mica Engelhardt.

Seek good and not evil,

That you may live,

And that the L-rd, the G-d of Hosts,

May truly be with you,

As you think.

Hate evil and love good,

And establish justice in the gate;

Perhaps the L-rd, the G-d of Hosts,

Will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Amos 5.14-15

Tehillim/Psalms 62.10-13

Humans are mere breath;

mortals, illusion;

placed on a scale all together,

they weigh even less than a breath.

Do not trust in violence,

or put false hope in robbery;

if force bears fruit, pay it no mind.

One thing G-d has spoken;

two things have I heard:

that might belongs to G-d,

and faithfulness is Yours, O L-rd,

to reward each according to their deeds.

Tehillim/Psalms 62.10-13

Tehillim/Psalms 16.11


You will teach me the path of life.

In Your presence is perfect joy;

delights are ever in Your right hand.

Tehillim/Psalms 16.11

Tehillim/Psalms 90.1-2


A prayer of Moses, the man of G-d.

O Lord, You have been our refuge in every generation.

Before the mountains came into being,

before You brought forth the earth and the world,

from eternity to eternity You are G-d.

Tehillim/Psalms 90.1-2