Evening prayer

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Psalm 141

Chapter Summary

Evening prayer

Here David actually asks for honest reproof from righteous friends. He asks for safety from God, and for righteousness for himself, especially in speech, and he recognizes that God may answer that prayer by sending human guidance. Are you able to accept constructive criticism from one you know loves you?

Day 267

Righteous God, guard my lips! They betray me more than anything. Help me to accept reproof when it is needed and to thank You for it.

Today's Study Verses

Psalm 141:3

Psalm 141


141 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.