(Taw and Thaw are the twenty-third and fourth letters of the Hebrew alphabet)
May my cry come before You O Lord – hear and pay attention; give me understanding according to Your word.
May my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word.
May my lips overflow with praise, for You teach me Your word.
May my tongue sing of Your word, for Your word is righteous.
May Your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen Your word.
I long for Your salvation O Lord, and Your word is my delight.
Let me live that I may praise You and may Your word sustain me.
I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek Your servant, for I have not forgotten Your word.
(Resh is the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
Look upon my suffering and deliver me for I have not forgotten Your word.
Defend my case and redeem me – preserve my life according to Your word.
Salvation is far from the wicked for they do not seek out Your word.
Your compassion is great O Lord – preserve my life according to Your word.
Many are the foes who persecute me – without and within – but I have not turned from Your word.
I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey Your word.
See how I love Your word, preserve my life O Lord according to Your love.
All Your words are true, all Your righteous words are eternal.
(Qoph is the nineteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
I call with all my heart – all I want is for You to hear and answer me – and I will obey Your word.
I call out to You – save me – I will keep Your word.
I rise before dawn and cry for help – I have put my hope in Your word.
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night that I may meditate in the promises in Your word.
Hear my voice because You love me. Preserve my life because of Your word.
Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from Your word.
Yet You are near O Lord and Your word is true.
Long ago I learned from Your word that You established it to last forever.
(Tsadhe is the eighteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
God is righteous – perfect. God’s word is right.
God’s word is perfect and fully trustworthy – constant, changeless, perfectly fair.
My zeal wears me out for my enemies ignore Your word.
Your word has been thoroughly tested – tried out in every situation – and Your servant loves them.
Though I’m not much, I don’t forget Your word.
Your righteousness is everlasting and Your word is true.
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but Your word is my delight. I can have pleasure and happiness even in trouble and distress if I am centered in Your word.
Your word is forever right – give me understanding that I may live. If I understand Your word, I understand You, and that is the key to life.
(Nun is the fourteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path – Your word shows me where to walk in this world.
I have made a promise and re-affirmed it, that I will follow the way Your word lights up.
I have suffered much; preserve my life O Lord according to Your word.
Accept O Lord the willing praise of my mouth and teach me Your word.
Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget Your word.
The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from Your word.
Your word is my heritage forever, Your word is the joy of my heart.
My heart is set on keeping Your word to the very end.
(Mem is the thirteenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet)
Oh how I love Your word!
I meditate on it all day long.
Your word makes me wiser than my enemies,
For they are ever with me.
I have more insight than all my teachers,
For I meditate on Your word.
I have more understanding than the elders,
For I obey Your word.
I have kept my feet from every evil path
So that I might obey Your word.
I have not departed from Your word,
For You Yourself have taught me.
How sweet are Your words to my taste,
Sweeter than honey to my mouth.
I gain understanding from Your word;
Therefore I hate every wrong path.