Friday October 7

Deliver me, O LORD, from evildoers;*

protect me from the violent,

Who devise evil in their hearts*

and stir up strife all day long.

They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent;*

adder’s poison is under their lips.

Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked;*

protect me from the violent, who are determined to trip me up.

The proud have hidden a snare for me and stretched out a net of cords;*

they have set traps for me along the path.

I have said to the LORD, “You are my God;*

listen, O LORD, to my supplication.

O Lord GOD, the strength of my salvation,*

you have covered my head in the day of battle.

Do not grant the desires of the wicked, O LORD,*

nor let their evil plans prosper.

Let not those who surround me lift up their heads;*

let the evil of their lips overwhelm them.

Let hot burning coals fall upon them;*

let them be cast into the mire, never to rise up again.”

A slanderer shall not be established on the earth,*

and evil shall hunt down the lawless.

I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the poor *

and render justice to the needy.

Surely, the righteous will give thanks to your Name, *

and the upright shall continue in your sight. Psalm 140

Protect me from them

Protect them from me

Take away the vat of violence

A stew with chunks of anger

and herbs of hatred.

Give us the bread of you presence

to cool the burning tongue.

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