Biblical Prayers (Psalms)
Psalms - 1

Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.

Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the LORD watches over the way of righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

Psalms - 2

Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
“Let us break their chains,” they say, “and throw off their fetters.”

The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying, “I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.

I will proclaim the decree of the LORD:
He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father. Ask of me and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. You will rule them with an iron scepter; pottery.

Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

Psalms - 3

(A Psalm of David. When he fled from his son Absalom)

O Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!
Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”

But you are a shield around me, O Lord
You bestow glory on me and lift up my head
To the Lord I cry aloud,
And he answers me from his holy hill.

I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear the tens of thousands
Drawn up against me on every side.

Arise, O Lord! Deliver me, O my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
Break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessings be on your people.

Psalms - 4

(A Psalm of David)

Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
Be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
Know that that the Lord has set apart the Godly for himself;
The Lord will hear when I call to him.

In your anger do not sin;
When you are on your beds,
Search your hearts and be silent.

Offer right sacrifices and trust in the Lord.

Many are asking, “Who can show us any good?”
Let the light of your face shine up us, O Lord.

You have filled my heart with great joy
than when their grain and new wine abound.

I will lie down and sleep in peace,
For you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalms - 5

(A Psalm of David)

Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my sighing.
Listen to my cry for help,
my king and my God,for you I pray.

In the morning , O Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait for your expectation.

You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil;
with you the wicked cannot dwell.
The arrogant cannot stand in your presence;
you hate all who do wrong.

You destroy those who tell lies;
Blood-thirsty and deceitful men the Lord abhors.

But I, by your great mercy, will come into your house;
in reverence will I bow down towards your holy temple.
Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies - make straight your way before me.

Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with destruction.
Their throat is an open grave,
with their tongue they speak deceit.

Declare them guilty, O God!
let their intrigues be their downfall,
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.

But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

For surely, O Lord, you bless the righteous;
You surround them with your favour as with a shield.

Psalms - 6

(A Psalm of David)

O Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger
or discipline me in your wrath,
Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint,
O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.
My soul is in anguish.
How long, O Lord, how long?

Turn, O Lord, and deliver me;
save me because of your unfailing love,
No-one remembers you when he is dead.
Who praises you from his grave?

I am worn out of my groaning;
all Night long I flood my bed with weeping
and drench my couch with tears.
My eyes grow weak with sorrow;
they fail because of all my foes.

Away from me all you do evil,
for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my cry for mercy;
the Lord accepts my prayer.

All my enemies will be ashamed and dismayed;
They will turn back in sudden disgrace.