An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.
A Psalm of David.
1O Lord, I call upon You; hasten to me!
Give ear to my voice when I call to You!
2 May my prayer be [a]counted as incense before You;
The lifting up of my hands as the evening offering.
3 Set a guard, O 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 men who do iniquity;
And do not let me eat of their delicacies.
5 Let the righteous smite me [d]in kindness and reprove me;
It is oil upon the head;
Do not let my head refuse it,
[e]For still my prayer is [f]against their wicked 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 [g]Sheol.