Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 27 — Psalm 123

Prayer of the distressed

Song of Ascents.

I lift my eyes to You,
to You who have Your home in heaven,
eyes like the eyes of slaves
fixed on their master's hand;

like the eyes of a slave girl
fixed on the hands of her mistress,
so our eyes are fixed on Yahweh our God,
for Him to take pity on us;

pity us, Yahweh, take pity on us,
we have had more than our share of scorn,
more than our share
of jeers from the complacent,
of scorn from the proud.

Next… Psalm 124

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