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A Psalm of David.
1 I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you. 2 May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice. 3 Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. 4 Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil so that I take part in wicked deeds along with those who are evildoers; do not let me eat their delicacies. 5 Let a righteous man strike me—that is a kindness; let him rebuke me—that is oil on my head. My head will not refuse it, for my prayer will still be against the deeds of evildoers. 6 Their rulers will be thrown down from the cliffs, and the wicked will learn that my words were well spoken. 7 They will say, “As one plows and breaks up the earth, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of the grave.” 8 But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you, I take refuge—do not give me over to death. 9 Keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers, from the snares they have laid for me.10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, while I pass by in safety.
Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Psalm 141 today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A – Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
E – Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I – In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life
Sovereign Lord; in you, I take refuge. Evil and temptations swirl around me every day. Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil, but keep my eyes fixed on you. Help me not hurt others with things that I say but speak through me to help others. Keep my actions in line with Your will and deliver me from sin. Lead me to follow Your path of righteousness and keep me safe from the traps set by evildoers. Your Word provides me instruction, strength, courage, protection, and a living relationship with You, my Lord and Savior. Amen