Psalm 140

Good morning brothers and sisters. Oh how we pray like David. We want the Lord to step in and stop the evil but we are a little different than David. We have the Holy Spirit living inside us and we still do nothing about the evil. We don't stand firm on the promises of God. But we pray to God to change it. God uses us to make the change that is necessary. But the change starts with us.

1- Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men. Preserve me from violent men,

2- Who plan evil things in their hearts. They continually gather together for war.

3- They sharpen their tongues like a serpent. The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah.

4- Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked. Preserve me from violent men who have purposed to make my steps stumble.

5- The proud have hidden a snare for me and cords. They have spread a net by the wayside. They have set traps for me. Selah.

6- I said to the Lord, "You are my God. Hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

7- O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation. You have covered my head in the day of battle.

8- Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked. Do not further his wicked scheme, lest they be exalted. Selah.

9- As for the head of those who surround me, let the evil of their lips cover them.

10- Let burning coals fall upon them. Let them be cast into the fire, into deep pits that they rise not up again.

11- Let not a slanderer be established in the earth. Let the evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.

12- I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted and justice for the poor.

13- Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name, the upright shall dwell in Your presence.

Have a blessed day and rise up child of God, rise up!

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