Praying the Psalms

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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

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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


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


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


Proverbs 29.14

 

A leader who judges the poor honestly,

His throne will be established forever.

Proverbs 29.14


Lamentations 3.31-32

For the Lord does not reject forever,

But first afflicts, then pardons

In His abundant kindness

Lamentations 3.31-32


Proverbs 11.30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life . . .

Proverbs 11.30