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Psalm 141New Life Version (NLV)

An Evening Prayer

141 I call upon You, O Lord. Hurry to me! Hear my voice when I call to You! May my prayer be like special perfume before You. May the lifting up of my hands be like the evening gift given on the altar in worship. O Lord, put a watch over my mouth. Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not let my heart turn to any sinful thing, to do wrong with men who sin. And do not let me eat their fine food.

Let those who are right with God punish me and speak strong words to me in kindness. It is oil upon my head. Do not let my head turn away from it. Yet my prayer is always against the sinful works of those who sin. When their rulers are thrown down from high rocks, they will hear my words, for they are true. Our bones have been spread around the mouth of the grave like the broken ground behind the plow.

For my eyes are toward You, O God the Lord. In You I have a safe place. Do not leave me without help. Keep me from the trap they have set for me. Keep me from the nets of those who do wrong. 10 Let the sinful fall into their own nets, while I pass by and am safe.

New Life Version (NLV)

Copyright © 1969 by Christian Literature International


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