Listen to Loved One‘s words, O LORD, and consider their prayers. Pay attention to their voice, my King and my God, for they will pray to You. You shall hear Loved One‘s voice in the morning, O LORD; In the morning they will direct their attention to You, and they will look up.
- despise wickedness,
- do not let evil succeed,
- knock down the boastful,
- hate all workers of iniquity,
- destroy liars,
- abhor bloodthirsty people,
- hate deceitful people.
But Loved One will come into Your house in Your overwhelming mercy. Respecting You, they will worship toward Your holy temple. Lead Loved One, O LORD, in Your righteousness because of their challenges, distractions, and problems. Make Your path obvious and easy to see for their face.
As for self-centered, self-absorbed, and self-focused people,
- there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
- their inward part is destruction;
- Their throat is an open tomb;
- They flatter with their tongue.
Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own advice; Cast them out in the multitude of their sins, they have rejected You.
Let Loved One and all who put their trust in You rejoice. Let them all shout for joy, because You defend them. Let Loved One and those who love You be joyful in You. You, LORD, will bless all the righteous, You hugs will surround them as a shield.
From the NAPSV