Friday, August 19, 2011

Psalm 141- So, So Powerful and Helpful

1 LORD, I call on You; hurry to [help] me.
Listen to my voice when I call on You.

2 May my prayer be set before You as incense,
the raising of my hands as the evening offering.

3 LORD, set up a guard for my mouth;
keep watch at the door of my lips.

4 Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing
or wickedly perform reckless acts
with men who commit sin.
Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

5 Let the righteous one strike me—
it is [an act of] faithful love;
let him rebuke me—
it is oil for my head;
let me [a] not refuse it.
Even now my prayer is against
the evil acts of the wicked. [b]

6 When their rulers [c] will be thrown off
the sides of a cliff,
the people [d] will listen to my words,
for they are pleasing.

7 As when one plows and breaks up the soil,
[turning up rocks],
so our [e] bones have been scattered
at the mouth of Sheol.

8 But my eyes [look] to You, Lord GOD .
I seek refuge in You; do not let me die. [f]

9 Protect me from [g] the trap they have set for me,
and from the snares of evildoers.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,
while I pass [safely] by.


  1. if we walk with God and have his spirit we can ask him to help us when we are weak.