A Prayer for Guidance and A Cry for Mercy: Psalms of David

Psalms 5 A Prayer for Guidance


Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto you will I pray. My voice shall you hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto you, and will look up. For you are not a God that has pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with you.




The foolish shall not stand in your sight: you hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy them that speak leasing: the Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. But as for me, I will come into your house in the multitude of your mercy: and in your fear will I worship toward your holy temple.








Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of mine enemies; make your way straight before my face. For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter with their tongue.





Destroy you them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against you. But let all those that put their trust in you rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because you defend them: let them also that love your name be joyful in you. For you, Lord will bless the righteous; with favor will you compass him as with a shield.

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Psalms 6 A Cry for Mercy


O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure. Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed. My soul is also sore vexed: but you, O Lord, how long?


Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for your mercies' sake. For in death there is no remembrance of you: in the grave who shall give you thanks? I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxes old because of all mine enemies.

Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer. Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.





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