The Lord, the Keeper of Israel.

A Song of Ascents.

121 I will (A)raise my eyes to (B)the mountains;
From where will my help come?
My (C)help comes from the Lord,
Who (D)made heaven and earth.
He will not (E)allow your foot to slip;
He who (F)watches over you will not slumber.
Behold, He who watches over Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your [a](G)protector;
The Lord is your (H)shade on your right hand.
The (I)sun will not [b]beat down on you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will [c](J)protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will [d](K)guard your going out and your coming in
(L)From this time and forever.

Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

A Song of Ascents, of David.

122 I was glad when they said to me,
“Let’s (M)go to the house of the Lord.”
Our feet are standing
Within your (N)gates, Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, that has been (O)built
As a city that is (P)firmly joined together;
To which the tribes (Q)go up, the tribes of [e]the Lord
[f]An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For (R)thrones were set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.

Pray for the (S)peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who (T)love you.
May peace be within your (U)walls,
And prosperity within your (V)palaces.”
For the sake of my (W)brothers and my friends,
I will now say, “(X)May peace be within you.”
For the sake of the house of the Lord our God,
I will (Y)seek your good.


  1. Psalm 121:5 Or keeper
  2. Psalm 121:6 Lit strike you
  3. Psalm 121:7 Or keep
  4. Psalm 121:8 Or keep
  5. Psalm 122:4 Heb Yah
  6. Psalm 122:4 Or A testimony

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