Psalm 5:1-6 Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament. 2 Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray. 3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. 4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness; with you, evil people are not welcome. 5 The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. You hate all who do wrong; 6 you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitful you, Lord, detest.
Response : O God You are my prayer-hearing God. You have always been, and is still as ready to hear my prayer as ever. My most encouraging principle of prayer, and the most powerful plea in prayer, is, to look upon You as my King and my God. I also pray to You who is my sin-hating God. Sin is folly, and sinners are the greatest of all fools; fools of their own making. Wicked people hate God; justly are they hated of You, and this will be their endless misery and ruin. Let me learn the importance of truth and sincerity, in all the affairs of life. Liars and murderers resemble the devil, and are his children, therefore it may well be expected that You should abhor them. These were the characters of David’s enemies; and such as these are still the enemies of Christ and his people. O Lord defend me from them and help me be a witness to them whenever You lead me. Give courage and strength to stand for You in truth in the midst of adversity among my enemies. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.