Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent – Evening Prayer

Psalm 141

1 O LORD, I call to you; come to me quickly;*
hear my voice when I cry to you.

2 Let my prayer be set forth in your sight as incense, *
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

3 Set a watch before my mouth, O LORD,
and guard the door of my lips;*
let not my heart incline to any evil thing.

4 Let me not be occupied in wickedness with evildoers, *
nor eat of their choice foods.

5 Let the righteous smite me in friendly rebuke;
let not the oil of the unrighteous anoint my head;*
for my prayer is continually against their wicked deeds.

6 Let their rulers be overthrown in stony places,*
that they may know my words are true.

7 As when a plowman turns over the earth in furrows,*
let their bones be scattered at the mouth of the grave.

8 But my eyes are turned to you, Lord GOD;*
in you I take refuge;
do not strip me of my life.

9 Protect me from the snare which they have laid for me *
and from the traps of the evildoers.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets,*
while I myself escape.

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