Psalm for Prayer - September 30, 2019

Psalm 137 (ESV)

1 By the waters of Babylon, there we sat down and wept, when we remembered Zion. 

2 On the willows there we hung up our lyres. 

3 For there our captors required of us songs, and our tormentors, mirth, saying, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 

4 How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? 

5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! 

6 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth, if I do not remember you, if I do not set Jerusalem above my highest joy! 

7 Remember, O Lord, against the Edomites the day of Jerusalem, how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare, down to its foundations!” 

8 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed, blessed shall he be who repays you with what you have done to us! 

9 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones and dashes them against the rock!