Praying the Psalms

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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

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2 Samuel 23.3b-4

 

He who rules people justly,

He who rules in awe of G-d

is like the light of morning at sunrise,

a morning without clouds ~

[bringing] vegetation out of the earth.

2 Samuel 23.3b-4


Tehillim/Psalms 143.4-11

 

My spirit failed within me;

my mind was numbed with horror.

Then I thought of the days of old;

I rehearsed all Your deeds,

recounted the work of Your hands.

I stretched out my hands to You,

longing for You like thirsty earth.  Selah.

Answer me quickly, O Lord;

my spirit can endure no more.

Do not hide your face from me,

or I shall become like those who descend into the Pit.

Let me learn of Your faithfulness by daybreak,

for in You I trust;

let me know the road I must take,

for on You I have set my hope.

Save me from my foes, O Lord;

to You I look for cover.

Teach me to do Your will,

for You are my God.

Let Your gracious spirit lead me on level ground.

For the sake of Your name, O Lord, preserve me;

as You are beneficent, free me from distress.

Tehillim/Psalms 143.4-11


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


Jeremiah 29.11-14

 

For I am mindful of the plans I have made concerning you ~ declares the Lord ~ plans for your welfare, not for your disaster, to give you a hopeful future. When you call Me, and come and pray to Me, I will give heed to you.  You will search for Me and find Me, if only you seek Me wholeheartedly.  I will be at hand for you ~ declares the Lord ~ and I will restore your fortunes. And I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places I have banished you ~ declares the Lord ~ and I will bring you back to the place from which I have exiled you. (Jeremiah 29.11-14)