November 6, 2009

Meditation of the Day



O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me!
Give ear to my voice when I call to you!

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you,
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice!

Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth;
keep watch over the door of my lips!

Do not let my heart incline to any evil,
to busy myself with wicked deeds
in company with men who work iniquity,
and let me not eat of their delicacies!

Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness;
let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head;
let my head not refuse it.

Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds.

When their judges are thrown over the cliff,
then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant.

As when one plows and breaks up the earth,
so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol.

But my eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord;
in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!

Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me
and from the snares of evildoers!

Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass by safely.
~Psalm 141

5 comments:

Sue KuKu said...

I love the Psalms. I especially like that our prayers are like fragrant incense and lifting up our hands in praise and supplication is sacrifice enough. How lovely! G-d only wants our prayers and worship.

I have a rubber stamp somewhere that I bought unmounted. It was from Psalm 46:

Be still and know that I am God.
Be still and know that I am.
Be still and know.
Be still.

Susan
BTW, I would love to see your carving of the above. . . *sigh*

Ari C'rona said...

Yes, my friend... may it be so. :o)

Netanya said...

"But my eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord;
in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless!

Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me
and from the snares of evildoers!

Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass by safely."

May it be so for you my friend. This is my prayer for you. May He be your vindicator!

Baqash said...

Amen and Amen

Mama Cache said...

The LORD is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust (take refuge) in Him.
~ Nahum 1:7