Psalm for Prayer - June 11, 2018

Psalm 5(ESV)

To the choirmaster: for the flutes. A Psalm of David. 

1 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning. 

2 Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray. 

3 O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch. 

4 For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you. 

5 The boastful shall not stand before your eyes; you hate all evildoers. 

6 You destroy those who speak lies; the Lordabhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man. 

7 But I, through the abundance of your steadfast love, will enter your house. I will bow down toward your holy temple in the fear of you. 

8 Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies; make your way straight before me. 

9 For there is no truth in their mouth; their inmost self is destruction; their throat is an open grave; they flatter with their tongue. 

10 Make them bear their guilt, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; because of the abundance of their transgressions cast them out, for they have rebelled against you. 

11 But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. 

12 For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.