Kurielaison, Lord, I have called upon you, answer me: hear and receive my words.
Let my prayer be like incense in your sight, the offering of my hands like the evening offering. Set a guard, Lord,
before my mouth, a guard before my lips that my heart may not turn to evil words and I may not do deeds of wickedness.
Let me not take salt with impious men; let the just man teach me and reprove me: let not the oil of the impious anoint
my head; because my prayer was against their evil-doing: their judges have been restrained by the side of the rock; and
they have heard how gentle are my words.
As when a plough cleaves the earth their bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol. I have lifted up my eyes to
you, Lord, and in you have I put my trust, do not cast away my soul.
Keep me from the hand of the proud, who have laid snares for me; let the wicked fall into their nets, while I pass on.
With my voice I cried to the Lord; with my voice I besought the Lord and poured out my prayer before Him; I showed Him
my affliction, when my spirit was troubled, but you know my path.
In the way of my walking they have laid a snare for me; I look to the right and see none that knows me: the way of
escape has gone from me and there is none who cares for my soul. I cried to you, Lord, and said: you are my hope and
my portion in the land of the living.
Hear my petition because I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors because they are too strong for me. Lead
me forth from prison that I may give thanks to your name: your just ones shall have hope when you shall reward me.
Psalm 119: 105-112
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path; I have sworn and am resolved to keep the judgments of your
justice. I am greatly brought low, Lord, give me life according to your word; be pleased with the words of my mouth, Lord,
and teach me your judgments.
My soul is ever in my hands, and I have not forgotten your law; sinners have laid snares for me and I have not strayed
from your commands. I shall inherit your testimony for ever because it is dear to my heart; I have turned my heart to do
your commands for ever in truth.
Praise the Lord, all you nations; praise Him, all you peoples; for His grace is strong over us, truly the Lord is forever.
And to you belongs the praise, O God Barekmor.