uplifting thoughts and inspiration on faith
Listen to my words, O Lord, give heed to my sighing and groaning. Hear the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to You do I pray.
In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].
For You are not a God Who takes pleasure in wickedness; neither will the evil [man] so much as dwell [temporarily] with You. Boasters can have no standing in Your sight; You abhor all evildoers. You will destroy those who speak lies; the Lord abhors [and rejects] the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me,
I will enter Your house through the abundance of Your steadfast love and mercy;
I will worship toward and at Your holy temple in reverent fear and awe of You.
Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; make Your way level (straight and right) before my face. For there is nothing trustworthy or steadfast or truthful in their talk; their heart is destruction [or a destructive chasm, a yawning gulf]; their throat is an open sepulcher; they flatter and make smooth with their tongue. Hold them guilty, O God; let them fall by their own designs and counsels; cast them out because of the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You.