Praying the Psalms

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Psalms/Tehillim 69.14



As for me, may my prayer come to You, O Lord,

at a favorable moment;

O God, in Your abundant faithfulness,

answer me with Your sure deliverance.

Psalms/Tehillim 69.14

Psalms/Tehillim 33.22



May we enjoy, O Lord, Your faithful care,

as we put our hope in You.

Psalms/Tehillim 33.22

Mishlei/Proverbs 30.9


Keep lies and false words from me;

Give me neither poverty nor riches,

But provide me with my daily bread . . .

Mishlei/Proverbs 30.8

Mishlei/Proverbs 3.3


Let fidelity and steadfastness not leave you;

Bind them about your neck,

Write them on the tablet of your mind . . .

Mishlei/Proverbs 3.3

Tehillim/Psalms 111.10


The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord;

all who practice it gain sound understanding.

Tehillim/Psalms 111.10

Tehillim/Psalms 46.2-4, 12



God is our refuge and stronghold,

a help in trouble, very near.

Therefore we are not afraid

though the earth reels,

though mountains topple into the sea ~

its waters rage and foam;

in its swell mountains quake. Selah. . . .

[but] The Lord of hosts is with us;

The God of Jacob is our haven. Selah.

Tehillim/Psalms 46.2-4, 12

Tehillim/Psalms 104.10-13




You made springs gush forth in torrents;

they make their way between the hills,

giving drink to all the wild beasts;

the wild asses slake their thirst.

The birds of the sky dwell beside them

and sing among the foliage.

You water the mountains from Your lofts;

the earth is sated from the fruit of Your work.

Tehillim/Psalms 104.10-13


Tehillim/Psalms 90.1b-2

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 God.

Tehillim/Psalms 90.1b-2

Tehillim/Psalms 37.7,8

Be patient and wait for the Lord,

do not be vexed by the prospering man who carries out his scheme.

Give up anger, abandon fury,

do not be vexed;

it can only do harm.

Tehillim/Psalms 37.7,8

Tehillim/Psalms 5.4,9


Hear my voice, O Lord, at daybreak;

at daybreak I plead before You, and wait . . . .

O Lord, lead me along Your righteous path . . .

make Your way straight before me.

Tehillim/Psalms 5.4,9

Leviticus/Vayikra 23.33-36


The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: Say to the Israelite people: On the fifteenth day of this seventh month there shall be the Feast of Booths (Sukkot) to the Lord, to last seven days. The first day shall be a sacred occasion: you shall not work at your occupations; seven days you shall bring offerings by fire to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall observe a sacred occasion and bring an offering by fire to the Lord; it is a solemn gathering: you shall not work at your occupation. (Leviticus/Vayikra 23.33-36)


Tehillim/Psalms 23.2-3


. . . 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 23.2-3

Tehillim/Psalms 147.7-8


Sing to the Lord a song of praise,

chant a hymn with lyre to our G-d,

Who covers the heavens with clouds,

provides rain for the earth,

makes mountains put forth grass . . .

Psalms/Tehillim 147.7-8

Tehillim/Psalms 25.21

May integrity and uprightness watch over me,

for I look to You.

O God, redeem Israel

from all its distress.

Tehillim/Psalms 25.21

Tehillim/Psalms 125.1-2

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion

that cannot be moved, enduring forever.

Jerusalem, hills enfold it,

and the Lord enfolds His people now and forever.

Tehillim/Psalms 125.1-2

Isaiah 61.11

For as the earth brings forth her growth

And a garden makes the seed shoot up,

So the Lord God will make

Victory and renown shoot up

In the presence of all the nations.

Isaiah 61.11

Tehillim/Psalms 5.4

Hear my voice, O Lord, at daybreak;

at daybreak I plead before You and wait.

Tehillim/Psalms 5.4

Mishna Yoma 3.8 ~ Song of the Frog, Perek Shirah

and the Frog says:

Blessed is the name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever.

Mishna Yoma 3.8

(Song of the Frog, Perek Shirah)

Bere’sheit/Genesis 1.20


God said, “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures,

and birds that fly above the earth across the expanse of the sky.”

Bere’sheit/Genesis 1.20

Tehillim/Psalms 8.4-5

When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,

the moon and stars that You set in place,

what are humans that You have been mindful of them,

mortals that you have taken note of them?

Tehillim/Psalms 8.4-5


For you shall observe this as an institution for all time, for you and your descendents. And when you enter the land that the Lord will give you, as He has promised, you shall observe this rite. And when your children ask you, “What do you mean by this rite?” you shall say “It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, because He passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but saved our houses.” . . . . And all the Israelites did so; as the Lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did. That very day the Lord freed the Israelites from the land of Egypt, troop by troop.

~Exodus 12.24-27, 50-51

Tehillim/Psalms 104.24

How many are the things You have made, O Lord;

You have made them all with wisdom;

The earth is full of Your creations.

Tehillim/Psalms 104.24

Tehillim/Psalms 131

O Lord, my heart is not proud nor my look haughty;

I do not aspire to great things or to what is beyond me;

but I have taught myself to be contented like a weaned child with its mother;

like a weaned child am I in my mind.

O Israel, wait for the Lord now and forever.

Tehillim/Psalms 131

Tehillim/Psalms 71.1-3

I seek refuge in You, O Lord; may I never be disappointed.

As You are beneficent, save me and rescue me; incline Your ear to me, and deliver me.

Be a sheltering rock to me to which I may always repair;

decree my deliverance, for You are my rock and my fortress.

Tehillim/Psalms 71.1-3