119 Project: Pt. 6

It's time to update the progress of my 119 Project (that's what I'm calling my three-year effort to memorize the book of Psalms, in their entirety, fifty psalms a year). This past week's psalm was Psalm 6, as I continue to review Psalms 1-5. So here it is, typed from memory, from the New Living Translation:

O, Lord, don't rebuke me in your anger,
or discipline me in your rage.
Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak;
Have mercy, Lord, for my bones are in agony.
I am sick at heart.
How long, O Lord, until you restore me?

Return, O Lord, and rescue me.
Save me because of your unfailing love,
for the dead do not remember you.
Who can praise you from the grave?

I am worn out from sobbing.
All night I flood my bed with weeping,
drenching it with my tears.
My vision is blurred by grief.
My eyes are worn out because of all my enemies.

Go away, all you who do evil!
For the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my plea;
the Lord will answer my prayer.
May all my enemies be disgraced and terrified.
May they suddenly turn back in shame.

Not bad....though I almost forgot verse 3.

Six down, 144 to go. I've begun reviewing them out of order this past week, as an added exercise. And I've noticed, too, that certain phrases (like Psalm 4:7, "You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine") are popping up in my prayers as well, which is cool.

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