Please pray these Psalms for the peace of the people of Israel, Jerusalem and the land which G–d gave them in an eternal covenant and to show the G–d of Israel that we trust in Him completely and love Him.
A Song of Ascents. In my distress I cried to the Lord, and he answered me.
Save my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue.
What shall be given to you? What shall be done to you, O false tongue?
Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of the broom tree.
Woe is me, that I sojourn in Meshech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar!
My soul has long dwelt with those who hate peace.
I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
A Song of Ascents of David. I was glad when they said to me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet shall stand inside your gates, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is built as a city which is bound firmly together;
There the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the Lord.
For thrones of judgment were set there, the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; those who love you shall prosper.
A Song of Ascents. To you lift I up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens.
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until he shall be gracious to us.
Be gracious to us, O Lord, be gracious to us; for we are overfilled with contempt.
Our soul is overfilled with the scorn of those who are at ease, and with the contempt of the arrogant.
A Song of Ascents of David. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, let Israel now say;
If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us;
Then they would have swallowed us up alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;
Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul;
Then the proud waters would have gone over our soul.
Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
A Song of Ascents. Those who trust in the Lord shall be like Mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abides for ever.
As the mountains are around Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people from this time forth and for evermore.
For the sceptre of the wicked shall not rest upon the share allotted to the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands to do wrong.
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts.
As for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them away with the evildoers; but peace shall be upon Israel.
A Song of Ascents. When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like men who dream.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing; then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them.
The Lord has done great things for us; we are glad.
Bring back our captivity, O Lord, like the streams in the Negev.
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He who goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come back with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.