uplifting thoughts and inspiration on faith
Listen, Shepherd of Israel, who leads Joseph like a flock; You who sit enthroned on the cherubim, rise up before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh. Rally Your power and come to save us.
Lord God of Hosts, how long will You be angry with Your people’s prayers? You fed them the bread of tears and gave them a full measure of tears to drink.
You make us quarrel with our neighbors; our enemies make fun of us.
Restore us, God of Hosts; look on us with favor, and we will be saved.
Return, God of Hosts. Look down from heaven and see; take care of this vine, the root Your right hand has planted, the shoot that You made strong for Yourself.
It was cut down and burned up; they perish at the rebuke of Your countenance. Let Your hand be with the man at Your right hand, with the son of man You have made strong for Yourself.
Then we will not turn away from You; revive us, and we will call on Your name. Restore us, Lord God of Hosts; look on us with favor, and we will be saved.
God has taken His place in the divine assembly;
He judges among the gods:
“How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked?
They do not know or understand; they wander in darkness.
All the foundations of the earth are shaken.
I said, “You are gods; you are all sons of the Most High.
However, you will die like men and fall like any other ruler.”