Psalm 41-42 New American Standard Bible

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A Prayer for Healing

41 How blessed is he who considers the helpless ; The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble . 2  The Lord will protect him and keep him alive , And he shall be called blessed upon the earth ; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies . 3  The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed e ; In his illness , You restore him to health e . 4  As for me, I said , "O Lord , be gracious to me; Heal my soul , for I have sinned against You."

5  My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die , and his name perish ?" 6  And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood ; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside , he tells it. 7  All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt , saying, 8  "A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down , he will not rise up again ." 9  Even my close friend e in whom I trusted , Who ate my bread , Has lifted up his heel against me. 10  But You, O Lord , be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them. 11  By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me. 12  As for me, You uphold me in my integrity , And You set me in Your presence forever . 13  Blessed be the Lord , the God of Israel , From everlasting to everlasting . Amen and Amen .

Thirsting for God

42 As the deer pants for the water brooks , So my soul pants for You, O God . 2  My soul thirsts for God , for the living God ; When shall I come and appear before God ? 3  My tears have been my food day and night , While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God ?" 4  These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God , With the voice of joy and thanksgiving , a multitude keeping festival . 5  Why are you in despair , O my soul ? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God , for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence .

6  O my God , my soul is in despair within me; Therefore e I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the peaks of Hermon , from Mount Mizar . 7  Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls ; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me. 8  The Lord will command His lovingkindness in the daytime ; And His song will be with me in the night , A prayer to the God of my life . 9  I will say to God my rock , "Why have You forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy ?" 10  As a shattering of my bones , my adversaries revile me, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God ?" 11  Why are you in despair , O my soul ? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God , for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God .

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