A Morning Prayer for Protection For the director of music. For flutes. A psalm of David. 5 1Lord, listen to my words. Understand my sadness. 2Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, because I pray to you. 3Lord, every morning you hear my voice. Every morning, I tell you what I need, and I wait for your answer. 4You are not a God who is pleased with the wicked; you do not live with those who do evil. 5Those people who make fun of you cannot stand before you. You hate all those who do evil. 6You destroy liars; the Lord hates those who kill and trick others. 7Because of your great love, I can come into your Temple. Because I fear and respect you, I can worship in your holy Temple. 8Lord, since I have many enemies, show me the right thing to do. Show me clearly how you want me to live. 9My enemies’ mouths do not tell the truth; in their hearts they want to destroy others. Their throats are like open graves; they use their tongues for telling lies. 10God, declare them guilty! Let them fall into their own traps. Send them away because their sins are many; they have turned against you. 11But let everyone who trusts you be happy; let them sing glad songs forever. Protect those who love you and who are happy because of you. 12Lord, you bless those who do what is right; you protect them like a soldier’s shield.
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