Tehillim 131/Psalm 131

Psalm 131

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

Adonai, my heart is not haughty,
Nor my eyes lofty.
Neither do I concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too profound for me.
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in Adonai
From this time forth and forevermore.

שִׁ֥יר הַֽמַּֽעֲל֗וֹת לְדָ֫וִ֥ד יְהוָ֤ה
לֹא־גָבַ֣הּ לִ֭בִּי וְלֹא־רָמ֣וּ עֵינַ֑י וְלֹֽא־הִלַּ֓כְתִּי
בִּגְדֹל֖וֹת וּבְנִפְלָא֣וֹת מִמֶּֽנִּי׃
אִם־לֹ֤א שִׁוִּ֨יתִי
וְדוֹמַ֗מְתִּי נַ֫פְשִׁ֥י כְּ֭גָמֻל עֲלֵ֣י אִמּ֑וֹ כַּגָּמֻ֖ל עָלַ֣י נַפְשִֽׁי׃
יַחֵ֣ל יִ֭שְׂרָאֵל אֶל־יְהוָ֑ה מֵֽ֝עַתָּ֗ה וְעַד־עוֹלָֽם׃

Tehillim 128/Psalm 128

Psalm 128

A Song of Ascents.

Happy is everyone who is in awe of Adonai,
who walks in His ways,
for you will eat the labor of your hands.
You will be blessed and it will be well with you.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house.
Your children will be like olive saplings around your table.
Behold, thus will the man be blessed who fears Adonai.
May Adonai bless you out of Zion,
and may you see Jerusalem in prosperity
all the days of your life,
and may you live to see your children’s children.
Shalom be upon Israel!

שִׁ֗יר הַֽמַּ֫עֲל֥וֹת אַ֭שְׁרֵי כָּל־יְרֵ֣א יְהוָ֑ה הַ֝הֹלֵ֗ךְ בִּדְרָכָֽיו׃
יְגִ֣יעַ כַּ֭פֶּיךָ כִּ֣י תֹאכֵ֑ל אַ֝שְׁרֶ֗יךָ וְט֣וֹב לָֽךְ׃
אֶשְׁתְּךָ֤ ׀ כְּגֶ֥פֶן פֹּרִיָּה֮ בְּיַרְכְּתֵ֪י בֵ֫יתֶ֥ךָ בָּ֭נֶיךָ כִּשְׁתִלֵ֣י זֵיתִ֑ים סָ֝בִ֗יב לְשֻׁלְחָנֶֽךָ׃
הִנֵּ֣ה כִי־כֵ֭ן יְבֹ֥רַךְ גָּ֗בֶר יְרֵ֣א יְהוָֽה׃
יְבָרֶכְךָ֥ יְהוָ֗ה מִצִּ֫יּ֥וֹן וּ֭רְאֵה בְּט֣וּב יְרוּשָׁלִָ֑ם כֹּ֝֗ל יְמֵ֣י חַיֶּֽיךָ׃
וּרְאֵֽה־בָנִ֥ים לְבָנֶ֑יךָ שָׁ֝ל֗וֹם עַל־יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃

In the midst of the Dire Straits (Bein ha-Metzarim) until the 9th of Av,
as Israel’s enemies will not stop desiring the death of Israel
and the death of the Jews,
there is still hope in the G-d of Israel.
May we fear Adonai and walk in his ways,
May shalom be upon Jerusalem and all Israel.

Israel’s Cry

In peering at the Holocaust, one witnesses the depths of the depravity of man. In hearing survivor’s stories, only tears can answer and soothe the deep heartache of these ones. As daily terror against Israel (in words, deeds and boycotts) continues and increases with an energy only resolute hatred or anti-Semitism can explain, I am concerned about what is to come.

Where are the courageous ones standing against the tide of anti-Semitism today? May many who are filled with love for the people of G-d’s choosing be strong and resolute in love in these days. May we hear Israel’s cry and the cry of the heart of G-d.

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Israel’s Cry

Israel’s cry is a deep cry
It is a heart-wrenching cry
It is a cry that must be heard

Israel’s cry resounds
On the earth and in the heavens
It is a cry that will not go away
It will be answered

Israel’s cry is a cry
That prophesies
Israel’s cry is a cry
Deeper than words

Israel’s cry touches
The very heart of G-d

Will you hear the cry of a people
Set apart yet reviled
Will you hear the cry of a people
Aching for their G-d

Will you hear the cry of G-d
Longing for his firstborn
Will you hear the cry of Abba
Aching for his children to be near

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The Creator’s Whisper

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Day 26: Whisper

A whisper from the mouth of
the creator of heaven and earth
Vanquishes all of his enemies

The god of death
will be overcome
by the Giver of life

The veil of darkness
will be stripped away
by the radiating light of his countenance

The merciless hatred
and murderous violence
will be subdued
by the G-d
who is love

No matter what
the threats of the enemy are
Breathed through the mouths
of those formed by G-d
They will not win

Life will overtake death
Light will force out darkness
Love will overcome hate

Israel, you will live
Am Yisrael Chai
עם ישראל חי
Your maker is your husband
Return with all your hearts
to the G-d of your deliverance

Standing with Israel, Standing with G-d

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G-d Cares for His People

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Day 22: Value

G-d himself chose a people
He made himself a nation
He values his people
beyond our comprehension and understanding
He cares for His beloved
and he will contend with those who contend with her

G-d of Israel
Please have mercy on Israel today
Reveal yourself to your people
Reveal the depths of your heart to your people
Your great love is greater than any hatred
Your life is greater than death
Your light is greater than darkness

Abba, please have your way
in the land you chose
Please have your way
in the place you called home

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Life over death

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Please pray for life to be preserved among all types of people in Israel. Every life has invaluable worth because of G-d who gives life.

Day 19: Honor

In these days when the fight
against life in Israel
is so strong
Let us honor life
Let us honor the G-d who brings forth life

The one G-d is the giver of life
The one G-d is the creator of life
He is the one G-d and he is the G-d of Israel
There is no other G-d who creates
There is no G-d who breathes breath
into humanity
and humanity is sustained
and upheld

May life win over death today
May light overcome the insidious darkness
May love be known as greater and stronger than hate

May the G-d of all life
Release breath and spirit life today

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Surely G-d is Good to Israel

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Day 13: Patience

Wait on Adonai
He will renew your strength like eagles
Even the young men will faint
Yet he will renew your strength

The last ten days in Israel have been upsetting, heartbreaking, scandalous in many ways. If the violence and unleashed hatred wasn’t enough, the justification of such acts of terror by the international media and by “human rights” groups as well as the silence of many international leaders is staggering.

It is in these days that we must continue to hope and believe that G-d is truly good to Israel. G-d will surely keep his people and care for them in the midst of the desire of many to extinguish them, individually and corporately.

You only have to look at Arab media sources, especially Palestinian sources, to find the intense vile hatred continuously spewed by the political leaders and religious propagators of such dark abhorrence.

May these young men and women and children, who have been instructed to loathe the Jewish people by their leaders and to blame them for all their injustices, be touched and changed by the G-d of Israel.

May the Holy One of Israel who is the Keeper of Israel keep Israel today. May G-d push back the tide of darkness that ever hopes to destroy that which G-d himself has made and brought forth.

May G-d be praised today for surely he is good to Israel.

Truly God is good to Israel, to the pure of heart. Tehillim/Psalm 73

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Hear O Israel – A Prayer

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Day 9: Trust

Hear O Israel, the Lord your G-d is one G-d
You shall love the Lord your G-d
With all your heart,
With all your mind
and with all your strength

O Israel, trust in the Lord
From this time forth
and forevermore

There is one G-d
and his name is one
He is the holy One of Israel

He renews those who wait on him
May Israel find their strength
in the Lord their G-d
O Israel, may you find hope
in his deliverance
May you find life today
May you find strength today

O King of the Universe
O Holy One of Israel
Preserve and protect your people today
Preserve and protect your city today
Make your name known to all who trust in you

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the deep love of Abba

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Day 8: Purple

May the flame within the hearts of the people of Israel
Be stoked and burn bright today
May they burn bright like a hot purple flame
With nothing keeping them
From the deep love of Abba for them

In these days of danger and upset, terror and darkness
May the deep wells of life within Israel
Be bubbling up and overflowing once again
May the river of fire that sets the heart aflame
Burn bright within

Abba, break in on lives and families
and communities
Abba, break in and push back death and darkness
Comfort and console,
Protect and preserve life in Zion

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