Psalm 40 (Kathisma 6)
Read on Monday (Monday and Wednesday during Lent)
For the End: A Psalm of David.
(Psalm 41 - Hebrew Numbering)
Blessed is the man that hath understanding for the poor man and the pauper; in an evil day the Lord will deliver him.
May the Lord keep him, and make him to live, and make him blessed upon the earth, and never surrender him into the hands of his enemies.
May the Lord help him on his bed of pain, the whole of his confinement in his sickness hast Thou turned to the better.
I said: O Lord, have mercy on me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against Thee.
Mine enemies have spoken evil things against me: When shall he die, and when shall his name perish?
And though he came in to see me, his heart spake vanity; he gathered iniquity unto himself; he went forth, and spake in a like manner.
All mine enemies whispered against me, against me they devised evils for me.
An unjust word they set against me: Can it be that he that sleepeth shall rise up again?
Yea, even the man of my peace in whom I hoped, who ate of my bread, hath magnified the lifting of heels against me.
But Thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, and I will requite them.
By this I know that Thou hast delighted in me, because mine enemy shall not rejoice over me.
And because of mine innocence Thou hast helped me, and hast established me before Thee for ever.
Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
So be it.
So be it.