Read Psalm 5:1-8
Listen to my words, O Lord,
and hear my sighs.
2Listen to my cry for help,
my God and king!
I pray to you, O Lord;
3you hear my voice in the morning;
at sunrise I offer my prayerg
and wait for your answer.
4You are not a God who is pleased with wrongdoing;
you allow no evil in your presence.
5You cannot stand the sight of the proud;
you hate all wicked people.
6You destroy all liars
and despise violent, deceitful people.
7But because of your great love
I can come into your house;
I can worship in your holy Temple
and bow down to you in reverence.
8Lord, I have so many enemies!
Lead me to do your will;
make your way plain for me to follow.
When you stand up for what is right you will often be attacked by your enemies. The Psalmist thanks God for his help - in bringing out the truth.
If you are on the side of truth - this is good news. If you are an evildoer - this is an invitation to turn.
Lord you are not pleased with wrong doing; so destroy wrong doing in me. Rescue me. Lift me up. Amen.