An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.
A Psalm of David.
141 Lord, I call upon You; hurry to me!
Listen to my voice when I call to You!
2 May my prayer be [a]counted as incense before You;
The raising of my hands as the evening offering.
3 Set a guard, Lord, [b]over my mouth;
Keep watch over the door of my lips.
4 Do not incline my heart to any evil thing,
To practice deeds [c]of wickedness
With people who do wrong;
And may I not taste their delicacies.
5 May the righteous strike me with mercy and discipline me;
It is oil for the head;
My head shall not refuse it,
For my prayer is still against their evil deeds.
6 Their judges are thrown down by the sides of the rock,
And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7 As when one plows and breaks open the earth,
Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of [d]Sheol.