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

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Tehillim/Psalms 104.10-13

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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 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


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


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