(A Prayer and A Psalm of David.)
1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in Your faithfulness answer me, and in Your righteousness.
2 And enter not into judgment with Your servant: for in Your sight shall no man living be justified.
3 For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; he has made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.
4 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the work of Your hands.
6 I stretch forth my hands unto Thee: my soul thirsts after Thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit fails: hide not Your face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
8 Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee.
9 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto Thee to hide me.
10 Teach me to do Your will; for Thou art my God: Your spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
11 Quicken me, O LORD, for Your name’s sake: for Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12 And of Your mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am Your servant.
Okay… Let’s just be honest, whenever most people hear anything about religion, their first reaction and instinct is probably to cringe or brush off the whole matter entirely.
Why? Most likely because it is a subject that is associated with extreme cases of fanaticism, it brings about a lot of conflicts and controversies, and even offends easily.
Religion is famously known for: manipulation, stagnation, repression, ignorance, bigotry and is too often a threat to liberty. And rightly so. I do agree. With that said, I recommend you to read two of my posts as well as encourage you to do a personal, extensive, and honest research on your own regarding this matter. Why?
As intellectuals (critical thinkers), I believe we owe it to ourselves to interrogate, examine, and ask hard questions regarding matters touching on faith rather than choosing to ignore them or even worse— follow blind faith. Click here for the first post.
Who speaks the truth with regards to a genuine, sincere and true relationship with God? Is it Buddha? Muhammad? Jesus? Zoroaster? Confucius? Joseph Smith? Guru Nanak? Krishna? Among others? Find out on this second post:
My heart overflows with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalms 45:1
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