Saturday, April 2, 2022

Psalm 143 adapted

Psalm 143 (adapted)

A Psalm of David.

1 Hear our prayer, O Lord;
    give ear to our supplications in your faithfulness;
    answer us in your righteousness.
2 Do not enter into judgment with your beloved and humble servants,
    for no one living is righteous before you.

3 For the hostile enemy has pursued us,
    crushing lives to the ground,
    making us sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 Therefore, our spirits faint within us;
    our hearts within us are appalled.

5 We remember the days of old, we look forward to Your promise,
    We meditate on the works of your hands.
6 We stretch out our hands to you;
    our souls thirst for you like a parched land. Selah

7 Answer us quickly, O Lord;
    our spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from us,
    or we shall be like those who go down to the Pit.
8 Let us hear of your steadfast love in the morning,
    for in you we put our trust.
Teach us your way of peace and love we should go,
    for to you, we lift up our souls.

Inspire our eyes see in your path

    And touch our hearts that we may heal with your grace.

Inspire Your enemies to lay down their weapons

    And to seek evil no more in your sight. 

Guide us to be your love 

    To quiet senseless violence against your beloved.


9 Save us, O Lord, from our enemies;
    we have fled to you for refuge.
10 Teach us to do your will,
    for you are our God.
Let your good spirit lead us
    on a level path.

11 For your name’s sake, O Lord, preserve our lives.
    In your righteousness bring us out of trouble.
12 In your steadfast love, cut off our enemies,
    and destroy the wicked leaders of our adversaries,
    for we are your servants in faith and humility.

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