Praying the Psalms

Posts tagged “Israel

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


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 22.4-6

You are the Holy One enthroned,

the Praise of Israel.

In You our fathers trusted;

They trusted and You rescued them.

To You they cried out and they escaped;

in You they trusted and were not disappointed.

Tehillim/Psalms 22.4-6


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


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


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.