Do not fret because of evildoers,
Nor be envious of the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass,
And wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.
4 Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him,
And He shall bring it to pass.
6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your justice as the noonday.
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret—it only causes harm.
9 For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth.
10 For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more;
Indeed, you will look carefully for his place,
But it shall be no more.
11 But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
Prayer for yourself and those on your prayer list
- Heavenly Father we thank you for the wise counsel in your word.
- Your word restores our peace of mind and puts us on the path of joy and happiness
- When we are tempted to fret because of prosperity of evil doers remind of us of your true word.
- By the power of your Holy Spirit help us to trust you and do good
- May we focus our mind on your word and your goodness and cease from fretting about the action of evil doers
- Grant us the peace and joy that comes with delighting ourselves in you
- Bring forth the desires deep within our hearts
- We leave it to you to cut off evil and evil doers
- Take away the anger that we hold towards others
- Direct our mind to your goodness and grace
- We feed on your faithfulness
- We commit our way to you
- Our faith and hope rests in you
- We wait patiently for you
- We long to be in your presence where there is an abundance of peace
- Hear and answer our prayer O Lord our Saviour