Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent – Evening Prayer

Psalm 119:121-144

121 I have done what is just and right;*
do not deliver me to my oppressors.

122 Be surety for your servant’s good;*
let not the proud oppress me.

123 My eyes have failed from watching for your salvation*
and for your righteous promise.

124 Deal with your servant according to your loving-kindness*
and teach me your statutes.

125 I am your servant; grant me understanding,*
that I may know your decrees.

126 It is time for you to act, O LORD,*
for they have broken your law.

127 Truly, I love your commandments*
more than gold and precious stones.

128 I hold all your commandments to be right for me;*
all paths of falsehood I abhor.

129 Your decrees are wonderful;*
therefore I obey them with all my heart.

130 When your word goes forth it gives light;*
it gives understanding to the simple.

131 I open my mouth and pant;*
I long for your commandments.

132 Turn to me in mercy,*
as you always do to those who love your Name.

133 Steady my footsteps in your word;*
let no iniquity have dominion over me.

134 Rescue me from those who oppress me,*
and I will keep your commandments.

135 Let your countenance shine upon your servant*
and teach me your statutes.

136 My eyes shed streams of tears,*
because people do not keep your law.

137 You are righteous, O LORD,*
and upright are your judgments.

138 You have issued your decrees*
with justice and in perfect faithfulness.

139 My indignation has consumed me,*
because my enemies forget your words.

140 Your word has been tested to the uttermost,*
and your servant holds it dear.

141 I am small and of little account,*
yet I do not forget your commandments.

142 Your justice is an everlasting justice*
and your law is the truth.

143 Trouble and distress have come upon me,*
yet your commandments are my delight.

144 The righteousness of your decrees is everlasting;*
grant me understanding, that I may live.

 


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