Psalm 141, Commentary


O LORD, I call upon you; hasten to me! As You are my only Savior
Give ear to my voice when I call to you! For You Promise never to forsake us
Let my prayer be counted as incense before you As an offering of my heart
and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice! To plead for your mercy and forgiveness, in the name of Jesus
Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; As what comes out of a man defiles him
keep watch over the door of my lips! That I speak blessings, not curses
Do not let my heart incline to any evil, Deliver us from the influences of satan
to busy myself with wicked deeds Let me focus on your Will, on your tasks
in company with men who work iniquity, From worldly men
and let me not eat of their delicacies! Partake in the fruits of their corruption
Let a righteous man strike me—it is a kindness That I may stay on Your path
let him rebuke me—it is oil for my head; Anointed, as a child of God
let my head not refuse it. Accepting the gift of Jesus Christ
Yet my prayer is continually against their evil deeds. That they may also find Christ
When their judges are thrown over the cliff, When those who lead them astray are destroyed
then they shall hear my words, for they are pleasant. For they are the Words of God
that I give As when one plows and breaks up the earth, To sow as You command; to sow the seeds of God
so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of Sheol. We are frail; we turn to dust
But my eyes are toward you, O GOD, my Lord; That we may dwell with you forever
in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless! Deliver us from evil
Keep me from the trap that they have laid for me Lead us not to temptation
and from the snares of evildoers! Guide us with your wisdom
Let the wicked fall into their own nets, As they will and do
while I pass by safely By following your Word

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2 thoughts on “Psalm 141, Commentary

  1. You can really hear David calling out to his Heavenly Father in prayer knowing how much he needs Him in his life to be able to survive and to meet all of his needs spiritually, physically & mentally….especially where he says he wants to stay away from those who will draw him away from God.

  2. We hear cries of our own in the Psalms. David had great desire for God, and was very open about it. one of my favorite stories is of David dancing out in public, and his wife criticizes him for it, for being shameful or embarrassing. David says, “It was for the Lord”.

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