Incline

I’ve been trying to take advantage of Mark’s work at the Daily Pslam. I needed this one today taken from Pslam 17:   

A Prayer of David.
        1   Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry;
    give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.
2   From you let my vindication come;
    let your eyes see the right.
3   If you try my heart, if you visit me by night,
    if you test me, you will find no wickedness in me;
    my mouth does not transgress.
4   As for what others do, by the word of your lips
    I have avoided the ways of the violent.
5   My steps have held fast to your paths;
    my feet have not slipped.
6   I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
    incline your ear to me, hear my words.

7   Wondrously show your steadfast love,
    O savior of those who seek refuge
    from their adversaries at your right hand.
8   Guard me as the apple of the eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings,
9   from the wicked who despoil me,
    my deadly enemies who surround me.
10   They close their hearts to pity;
    with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
11   They track me down; now they surround me;
    they set their eyes to cast me to the ground.
12   They are like a lion eager to tear,
    like a young lion lurking in ambush.
13   Rise up, O LORD, confront them, overthrow them!
    By your sword deliver my life from the wicked,
14   from mortals—by your hand, O LORD—
    from mortals whose portion in life is in this world.
  May their bellies be filled with what you have stored up for them;
    may their children have more than enough;
    may they leave something over to their little ones.
15   As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness;
    when I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.

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One thought on “Incline

  1. I came accross this while googling to get some inspiration on Psalm 17 for tomorrow’s service, Im a chaplain in a psychiatric hospital, I’ve never heard of the daily psalm but will head on over there now.

    Thank You

    From Scotland

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