Praying the Psalms

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Tehillim/Psalms 46.2-4, 12

 

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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 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


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 147.1

Hallelujah.

It is good to chant hymns to our G-d;

it is pleasant to sing glorious praise.

Tehillim/Psalms 147.1

***I love posting to this blog. Singing the Psalms is a powerful prayer and sustainer of one’s spirit. Even though there are few visitors to this site, it is special to me. I will, however, have to take a hiatus due to the mounting demands of graduate school. I will most probably not be back with any regularity till the latter part of April.  Keep praying and singing the Palms and if you like, check in on my primary blog (Inspired Vision) from time to time. I will continue posting there but on a very reduced schedule. Enjoy the remainder of winter and I will see you again in the spring. 🙂


Tehillim/Psalms 20.2-6

 

May the Lord answer you in time of trouble,

the name of Jacob’s G-d keep you safe.

May He send you help from the sanctuary,

and sustain you from Zion.

May He receive the tokens of all your meal offerings,

and approve your burnt offerings.  Selah

May He grant you your desire,

and fulfill your every plan.

May we shout for joy in your victory,

arrayed by standards in the name of our G-d.

May the Lord fulfill your every wish.

Tehillim/Psalms 20.2-6


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 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 102.25-29

I say, “O my G-d, do not take me away in the midst of my days,

You whose years go on for generations on end.

Of old You established the earth;

the heavens are the work of Your hands.

They shall perish, but You shall endure;

they shall all wear out like a garment;

You change them like clothing and they pass away.

But You are the same, and Your years never end.

May the children of Your servants dwell securely

and their offspring endure in Your Presence.”

Tehillim/Psalms 102.25-19


Vayikra/Leviticus 23.33-36, 39-44

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 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 occupations.

Mark on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the yield of your land, you shall observe the festival of the Lord to last seven days: a complete rest on the first day, and a complete rest on the eighth day. On the first day you shall take the product of hadar trees, branches of palm trees, boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. You shall observe it as a festival of the Lord for seven days in the year; you shall observe it in the seventh month as a law for all time, throughout the ages. You shall live in booths seven days; all citizens in Israel shall live in booths, in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, I  the Lord your God.

So Moses declared to the Israelites the set times of the Lord.


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


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


Tehillim/Psalms 84.2-5

 

How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts.

I long, I yearn for the courts of the Lord;

my body and soul shout for joy to the living G-d.

Even the sparrow has found a home,

and the swallow a nest for herself in which to set her young,

near Your altar, O Lord of hosts,

my king and my G-d.

Happy are those who dwell in Your house;

they forever praise You.    Selah.

Tehillim/Psalms 84.2-5


Tehillim/Psalms 65.9-11

 

Those who live at the ends of the earth are awed by Your signs;

You make the lands of sunrise and sunset shout for joy.

You take care of the earth and irrigate it;

You enrich it greatly with the channel of G-d full of water;

You provide grain for men, for so do You prepare it.

Saturating its furrows, leveling its ridges,

You soften it with showers,

You bless its growth.

Tehillim/Psalms 65.9-11


Tehillim/Psalms 148.1-6

 

Hallelujah!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;

Praise Him on high.

Praise Him, all His angels,

Praise Him, all His hosts.

Praise Him, sun and moon,

Praise Him, all bright stars.

Praise Him, highest heavens,

and you waters that are above the heavens.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,

for it was He who commanded that they be created.

He made them endure forever,

establishing an order that shall never change.

Tehillim/Psalms 148.1-6


Tehillim/Psalms 135.19-21

O house of Israel, bless the Lord;

O house of Aaron, bless the Lord;

O house of Levi, bless the Lord;

you who fear the Lord, bless the Lord.

Blessed is the Lord from Zion,

He who dwells in Jerusalem.

Hallelujah.

Tehillim/Psalms 135.19-21