The Perfect Prayer | Rabbi Dovid Weissman





Rabbi Dovid Weissman gives an inspiring presentation of Psalm five. He calls it the perfect prayer for the righeous of the nations to model their prayers.

1 To the conductor, on nehiloth, a song of David.
2 Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my meditation.
3 Hearken to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for I will pray to You.
4 O Lord, in the morning You shall hearken to my voice; in the morning I shall arrange [my prayer] to You, and I shall look forward.
5 For You are not a God Who desires wickedness; evil does not abide with You.
6 Confused people shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all workers of iniquity.
7 You destroy speakers of lies; the Lord abhors a man of blood and deceit.
8 But I, with Your great loving-kindness, shall enter Your House; I shall prostrate myself toward Your Holy Temple in the fear of You.
9O Lord, lead me in Your righteousness; because of those who lie in wait for me, make Your way straight before me.
10 For there is no sincerity in his mouth; there is malice in their heart; their throat is an open grave; they make their tongue smooth.
11 Condemn them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them down in the multitude of their transgressions for they have rebelled against You.
12 And let all who take refuge in You rejoice; may they ever shout for joy, and You shall shelter them, and let all who love Your name exult in You.
13 For You, O Lord, shall bless the righteous; You shall encompass him with will like a shield.

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