Monday, September 15, 2014
Prayer Psalm of the Week (79)
PRAYER PSALM 79
(Bless You, YHVH - Elohim of Israel, my Father)
O YHVH - Elohey Tzva’ot (God of the Armies), the nations have come into Your inheritance and defiled Mikdash Kodshe’cha (Your holy/set-apart temple); they have laid Yerusha’la’yim (Jerusalem) in heaps. The dead bodies of Your servants they have given as food for the birds of the heavens, the flesh of Your saints to the beasts of the earth. Their blood they have shed like water all around Yerusha’la’yim, and there was no one to bury them.
O Abba, even today we have become a reproach to our neighbors, a scorn and derision to those who are around us. How long, YHVH? Will You be angry forever? When will Your jealousy burn like fire against them? Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You and on the kingdoms that do not call on Your name. For they have devoured us, Ya’acov, and laid waste our dwelling place. Why should these nations say, "Where is their Elohim?" Let there be known among the nations in our sight the avenging of the blood of Your servants which has been shed. Return into our neighbors’ bosom sevenfold their reproach with which they have reproached You, Shofet Tzedek (Judge of Righteousness).
O Elohey Chesed (God of Mercy), do not remember our former iniquities! Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us, for we have been brought very low. Let the groaning of the prisoner come before You and according to the greatness of Your power, preserve those who are appointed to die. Help us, O Elohey Yeshua’teynu (our Salvation), for the glory of Your name deliver us and provide atonement for our sins, for Your name's sake! So we, Your people, Yisrael, the sheep of Your pasture, will give You, Go’aleynu (our Redeemer), thanks forever. We shall show forth Your praise, YHVH, to all generations.
Hallelu-Yah!!! For You, YHVH, are Elohim. You are Elohey Yisrael, Elohey Avraham, Yitzchak and Ya’acov. Avi the Almighty reigns!