Psalm 5 - A Morning Prayer

Who do you think about first when waking up? David always honored God first thing in the morning. If you start your day by addressing the Lord and offering Him a prayer of thanksgiving, you are making sure to start your day on the right track. “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (Psalm 34: 5). How about adding this beautiful Psalm to your morning prayer?


Psalm 5

1 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 youand 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 standin your presence. You hate all who do wrong;

6 you destroy those who tell lies. The bloodthirsty and deceitfulyou, Lord, detest.

7 But I, by your great love,can come into your house; in reverence I bow down toward your holy temple.

 8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies— make your way straight before me.

9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted; their heart is filled with malice. Their throat is an open grave; with their tongues they tell lies.

10 Declare them guilty, O God! Let their intrigues be their downfall. Banish them for their many sins, for they have rebelled against you.

11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.

12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield