Saturday Psalm #120

I call on you, LORD, in my distress,
and you answer me.
You don't always share my sense of urgency,
but you do answer.

Save me, O LORD, from lying lips
and from deceitful tongues,
even as you grant me mercy
and compassion
toward those who slit their own throats
and shoot themselves in the foot
by their own duplicity.

They deprive and destroy themselves
even as they damage others.

Too long have I lived
among those who hate peace.

By your grace, I am a man of peace;
by your grace, help me share shalom with others.

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