Morning Prayer for Justice
1For the music director, on the wind instruments, a psalm of David.
2Hear my words, Adonai, consider my groaning.
3Listen to the sound of my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to you.
4Adonai, in the morning You hear my voice. In the morning I order my prayer before You and watch expectantly.
5For You are not a God who rejoices in evil. No wickedness dwells with you.
6Braggarts will not stand before your eyes. You hate all wrongdoers.
7You destroy those who speak falsehood. A person of bloodshed and deceit Adonai detests.
8But because of your great lovingkindness, I will enter Your House. I will bow toward Your holy Temple, in awe of You.
9Lead me, Adonai, in Your righteousness, because of my enemies. Make Your path straight before me.
10For nothing upright is in their mouth. Inside them is a ruin— their throat an open grave. They flatter with their tongue.
11Declare them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own schemes. Banish them because of their many transgressions— for they have rebelled against You.
12But let all who take refuge in You rejoice! Let them always shout for joy! You will shelter them and they exult— those who love Your Name.
13For You bless the righteous, Adonai. You surround him with favor as a shield.