An Evening Prayer for Sanctification and Protection.

1 O LORD, I call upon You; 1hasten to me! 2Give ear to my voice when I call to You!
2 May my prayer be counted as 3incense before You; The 4lifting up of my hands as the 5evening offering.
3 Set a 6guard, O LORD, over my mouth; Keep watch over the 7door of my lips.
4 8Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice deeds of wickedness With men who 9do iniquity; And 10do not let me eat of their delicacies.
5 Let the 11righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; It is 12oil upon the head; Do not let my head refuse it, For still my prayer 13is against their wicked deeds.
6 Their judges are 14thrown down by the sides of the rock, And they hear my words, for they are pleasant.
7 As when one 15plows and breaks open the earth, Our 16bones have been scattered at the 17mouth of Sheol.
8 For my 18eyes are toward You, O GOD, the Lord; In You I 19take refuge; 20do not leave me defenseless *.
9 Keep me from the 21jaws of the trap which they have set for me, And from the 22snares of those who do iniquity.
10 Let the wicked 23fall into their own nets, While I pass by 24safely.