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Psalm for a journey
Psalm for Peace
Psalms for times of distress
Psalms for Repentence
Psalms for Love
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Psalm 20 

1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.
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2. May God answer you on the day of trouble; May  you be fortified strongly by the Name of the God of Jacob.

3. May He send  help from the Sanctuary, and may He support you from Zion;

​4. May He remember all your meal offerings and may He favorably accept your burnt sacrifices; Selah

5. May He grant you your  heart's desire and may He validate your advice.

​6. May we sing for joy at Your salvation and raise our banner in the Name of our God. May Hashem fulfill

all your requests. 

7 Now know that God saved His anointed; 
He will answer him from His holy heaven with the mighty acts of His saving right hand.
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​8 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; 
but we will call out the name of Hashem our God.

​9 They are bowed down and fallen; but we are risen, and stand upright.
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​10. O Lord save us! May the King answer us on the day when we call. 





Psalms for Healing


Since time immemorial, people from all walks of life have turned to the poetic praises and

supplications contained in the Book of Psalms.​ According to Psalm 150, "Let every soul praise God."
Whether with song, quietude, loud drums, musical instruments, or dance - all are ways of
praying and beseeching God for mercy.





Rabbi Nachman of Breslov  (1772-1810) ,
recommended ten Psalms for General Remedy: They are:

Psalms:  16, 32, 41, 42, 59, 77, 90, 105, 137, and 150,


The Artscroll Siddur prayerbook
recommends these Psalms to read when praying for
Recovery from Illness for oneself:  
Psalms: 6, 10, 41, 88 and 103.

According to Chabad.org, 
when praying for an individual who is ill,  the custom is to recite the following thirty-six Psalms: 
20, 6, 9, 13, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41, 49, 55, 56, 69, 86, 88, 89, 90, 91,
102, 103, 104, 107, 116, 118, 142, 143, and 148.

It is also customary to recite the stanzas from Psalm 119 that correspond to the letters of the ill individual's

Jewish name(s). (Psalm 119 contains twenty-two stanzas, each stanza consists of eight verses that begin with
the same letter from the Hebrew alphabet.  For example: if the person's name is Moshe (משה),  recite the
stanzas that begin with mem (מ),  shin (ש), and hey (ה). If the person's name is Rachel (רחל), recite the
stanzas that begin with resh (ר), chet (ח) and lamed (ל). 

May God hear our prayers and grant a speedy and complete recovery. 

Some people send a blessing request to be placed the resting place of a sage.


for our Jewish readers who wish, click below for more information on the Ohel, the resting place of
the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneedson, and to email your blessing request.
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Psalms for special occasions

According to the 
Artscroll Series Interlinear Tehillim

On the day of marriage  19
At the time of bris milah  12
For one's son's success learning Torah  119
Upon giving birth  20
For recovery from illness 6, 30, 41, 88, 103
For peace  46
When the land of Israel is in danger  83, 130, 142
To express gratitude  9, 21, 25, 26, 38, 54, 81, 85, 86, 87, 102, 130, 142
An intimate plea for God's guidance  16, 19, 139
For Teshuvah (repentance)  51, 90
On Rosh Chodesh  104
To awaken the merits of our ancestors  16
To have children  102, 103
When traveling on a journey  91
For a favorable judgement  7, 35, 93
To find one's spouse  32, 38, 70, 71, 121, 124
For success  57, 112, 122
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At a cemetary  33, 16, 17, 72, 91, 104, 130 (letters of the name of the deceased from 1
19)


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Psalms for special occasions

According to 
The Isidore Dayan Tehillim 


To Find One's Spouse:   32,38 70,71,72,82,121,124
On the day of a wedding: 19
To Have Children:  102, 103
For Recovery from Illness: 6, 13, 20, 22, 23, 30, 32, 38, 41, 51, 86, 88, 91, 102, 103, 121, 130, 142, 143
For a Livelihood: 23, 34, 36, 62, 65, 67, 85, 104, 121, 136, 144, 145
For Peace: 46
For Success 57, 112, 122
For the Jewish Nation and Israel : 43, 79, 80, 83, 130, 142
For Thanksgiving for a Miracle: 18
For Being Rescued: 124
For Help for Divine Guidance: 16, 19, 139
For Help in Times of Need: 16, 20, 25, 26, 38, 54, 81, 85, 86, 87, 102, 130, 142
For Repentance: 51, 90
To Awaken the Merits of our Ancestors: 16
When Traveling on a Journey: 91
For A Favorable Judgement: 7, 35, 93 


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Psalm 91 - 
​for traveling on a Journey




He who dwells in the covert of the Most High will lodge in the shadow of the Almighty.                                   איֹשֵׁב בְּסֵ֣תֶר עֶלְי֑וֹן בְּצֵ֥ל שַׁ֜דַּ֗י יִתְלוֹנָֽן:
I shall say of the Lord [that He is] my shelter and my fortress, my God in Whom I trust.                     
באֹמַ֗ר לַֽ֖יהֹוָה מַחְסִּ֣י וּמְצֽוּדָתִ֑י אֱ֜לֹהַ֗י אֶבְטַח־בּֽוֹ:
For He will save you from the snare that traps from the devastating pestilence.                                          
 גכִּ֚י ה֣וּא יַ֖צִּֽילְךָ מִפַּ֥ח יָק֗וּשׁ מִדֶּ֥בֶר הַוּֽוֹת:
With His wing He will cover you, and under His wings you will take refuge; His truth is an encompassing shield.                       
דבְּאֶבְרָת֨וֹ | יָ֥סֶךְ לָ֗ךְ וְתַ֣חַת כְּנָפָ֣יו תֶּחְסֶּ֑ה צִנָּ֖ה וְסֹֽחֵרָ֣ה אֲמִתּֽוֹ:
You will not fear the fright of night, the arrow that flies by day;                                                                
 הלֹֽא־תִ֖ירָא מִפַּ֣חַד לָ֑יְלָה מֵ֜חֵ֗ץ יָ֘ע֥וּף יוֹמָֽם:
Pestilence that prowls in darkness, destruction that ravages at noon.                                                        ומִדֶּבֶר בָּאֹ֣פֶל יַֽהֲלֹ֑ךְ מִ֜קֶּ֗טֶב יָ֘שׁ֥וּד צָֽהֳרָֽיִם:
A thousand will be stationed at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it will not approach you.   זיִפֹּ֚ל מִצִּדְּךָ֨ | אֶ֗לֶף וּרְבָבָ֥ה מִֽימִינֶ֑ךָ אֵ֜לֶ֗יךָ לֹ֣א יִגָּֽשׁ:
You will but gaze with your eyes, and you will see the annihilation of the wicked.                                      חרַק בְּעֵינֶ֣יךָ תַבִּ֑יט וְשִׁלֻּמַ֖ת רְשָׁעִ֣ים תִּרְאֶֽה:
For you [said], "The Lord is my refuge"; the Most High you made your dwelling.                                      טכִּֽי־אַתָּ֣ה יְהֹוָ֣ה מַחְסִּ֑י עֶ֜לְי֗וֹן שַׂ֣מְתָּ מְעוֹנֶֽךָ:
No harm will befall you, nor will a plague draw near to your tent.                                                      ילֹֽא־תְאֻנֶּ֣ה אֵלֶ֣יךָ רָעָ֑ה וְ֜נֶ֗גַע לֹֽא־יִקְרַ֥ב בְּאָֽהֳלֶֽךָ:
For He will command His angels on your behalf to guard you in all your ways.                                     יאכִּ֣י מַ֖לְאָכָיו יְצַוֶּה־לָּ֑ךְ לִ֜שְׁמָרְךָ֗ בְּכָל־דְּרָכֶֽיךָ:
On [their] hands they will bear you, lest your foot stumble on a stone.                                                     יבעַל־כַּפַּ֥יִם יִשָּׂא֑וּנְךָ פֶּן־תִּגֹּ֖ף בָּאֶ֣בֶן רַגְלֶֽךָ:
On a young lion and a cobra you will tread; you will trample the young lion and the serpent.                    יגעַל־שַׁ֣חַל וָפֶ֣תֶן תִּדְרֹ֑ךְ תִּ֜רְמֹ֗ס כְּפִ֣יר וְתַנִּֽין:
For he yearns for Me, and I shall rescue him; I shall fortify him because he knows My name.              ידכִּ֚י בִ֣י חָ֖שַׁק וַֽאֲפַלְּטֵ֑הוּ אֲ֜שַׂגְּבֵ֗הוּ כִּֽי־יָ֘דַ֥ע שְׁמִֽי:
He will call Me and I shall answer him; I am with him in distress; I shall rescue him and I shall honor him.       טויִקְרָאֵ֨נִי | וְֽאֶֽעֱנֵ֗הוּ עִמּֽוֹ־אָֽנֹכִ֥י בְצָרָ֑ה אֲ֜חַלְּצֵ֗הוּ וַֽאֲכַבְּדֵֽהוּ:
With length of days I shall satiate him, and I shall show him My salvation.

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Psalm 46 -
for Peace









For the conductor, a song of the sons of Korah, on alamoth.                                                                         אלַֽמְנַצֵּ֥חַ לִבְנֵי־קֹ֑רַח עַל־עֲלָמ֥וֹת שִֽׁיר:

God is for us a shelter and a strength, a help in troubles; He is very accessible.                             באֱלֹהִ֣ים לָ֖נוּ מַֽחֲסֶ֣ה וָעֹ֑ז עֶזְרָ֥ה בְ֜צָר֗וֹת נִמְצָ֥א מְאֹֽד:


Therefore we will not fear when the earth changes and when mountains totter into the heart of seas.          געַל־כֵּ֣ן לֹא־נִ֖ירָא בְּהָמִ֣יר אָ֑רֶץ וּבְמ֥וֹט הָ֜רִ֗ים בְּלֵ֣ב יַמִּֽים:


His waters shall stir and be muddied; mountains shall quake from His pride forever.                       דיֶֽהֱמ֣וּ יֶחְמְר֣וּ מֵימָ֑יו יִֽרְעֲשׁ֨וּ הָרִ֖ים בְּגַֽאֲוָת֣וֹ סֶֽלָה:

But as for the river-its rivulets shall cause the city of God, the holy place of the dwellings of the Most High,
to rejoice.   הנָהָ֗ר פְּלָגָ֗יו יְשַׂמְּח֥וּ עִיר־אֱלֹהִ֑ים קְ֜דֹ֗שׁ מִשְׁכְּנֵ֥י עֶלְיֽוֹן:

God is in its midst that it should not totter; God shall help it as morning approaches.               ואֱלֹהִ֣ים בְּ֖קִרְבָּהּ בַּל־תִּמּ֑וֹט יַעְזְּרֶ֥הָ אֱ֜לֹהִ֗ים לִפְנ֥וֹת בֹּֽקֶר:

Nations have stirred, kingdoms have tottered; He let out His voice, the earth shall melt.                    זהָמ֣וּ ג֖וֹיִם מָ֣טוּ מַמְלָכ֑וֹת נָתַ֥ן בְּקוֹל֗וֹ תָּמ֥וּג אָֽרֶץ:

The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress forever.                                            חיְהֹוָ֣ה צְבָא֣וֹת עִמָּ֑נוּ מִשְׂגַּב־לָ֜֗נוּ אֱלֹהֵ֖י יַֽעֲקֹ֣ב סֶֽלָה:

Go and see the works of the Lord, that He has wrought devastation in the earth.                           טלְכֽוּ־חֲ֖זוּ מִפְעֲל֣וֹת יְהֹוָ֑ה אֲשֶׁר־שָׂ֖ם שַׁמּ֣וֹת בָּאָֽרֶץ:

He puts a stop to wars until the end of the earth; He will break the bow and cut the spear [to pieces]; wagons He will burn with fire.       ימַשְׁבִּ֣ית מִלְחָמוֹת֘ עַד־קְצֵ֪ה הָ֫אָ֥רֶץ קֶ֣שֶׁת יְ֖שַׁבֵּר וְקִצֵּ֣ץ חֲנִ֑ית עֲ֜גָל֗וֹת יִשְׂרֹ֥ף בָּאֵֽשׁ:

Desist, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted upon the earth.         יאהַרְפּ֣וּ וּ֖דְעוּ כִּי־אָֽנֹכִ֣י אֱלֹהִ֑ים אָר֥וּם בַּ֜גּוֹיִ֗ם אָר֥וּם בָּאָֽרֶץ:

The Lord of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress forever.                                         יביְהֹוָ֣ה צְבָא֣וֹת עִמָּ֑נוּ מִשְׂגַּב־לָֹ֜נוּ אֱלֹהֵ֖י יַֽעֲקֹ֣ב סֶֽלָה:


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PPsalms 20, 22, 69, 150

During Times of Distress
Psalm 20


for the Conductor, a psalm by David.

May the Lord answer you on the day of distress;


may the Name of the God of Jacob fortify you.

May He send your help from the Sanctuary, and support you from Zion.

May He remember all your offerings, and always accept favorably your sacrifices.

May He grant you your heart's desire, and fulfill your every counsel.

We will rejoice in your deliverance, and raise our banners in the name of our God; may the Lord fulfill all your wishes.

Now I know that the Lord has delivered His anointed one, answering him from His holy heavens with the mighty saving power of His right hand.

Some [rely] upon chariots and some upon horses, but we [rely upon and] invoke the Name of the Lord our God.

They bend and fall, but we rise and stand firm.

Lord, deliver us; may the King answer us on the day we call.
Psalm 22 


For the Conductor, on the ayelet hashachar, a psalm by David.

My God, my God, why have You forsaken me! So far from saving me, from the words of my outcry?

My God, I call out by day, and You do not answer; at night-but there is no respite for me.

Yet You, Holy One, are enthroned upon the praises of Israel.

In You our fathers trusted; they trusted and You saved them.

They cried to You and were rescued; they trusted in You and were not shamed.

And I am a worm and not a man; scorn of men, contempt of nations.

All who see me mock me; they open their lips, they shake their heads.

But one that casts [his burden] upon the Lord-He will save him; He will rescue him, for He desires him.

For You took me out of the womb, and made me secure on my mother's breasts.

I have been thrown upon You from birth; from my mother's womb You have been my God.

Be not distant from me, for trouble is near, for there is none to help.

Many bulls surround me, the mighty bulls of Bashan encircle me.

They open their mouths against me, like a lion that ravages and roars.

I am poured out like water, all my bones are disjointed; my heart has become like wax, melted within my innards.

My strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my palate; You set me in the dust of death.

For dogs surround me, a pack of evildoers enclose me; my hands and feet are like a lion's prey.

I count all my limbs, while they watch and gloat over me.

They divide my garments amongst them; they cast lots upon my clothing.

But You, Lord, do not be distant; my Strength, hurry to my aid!

Save my life from the sword, my soul from the grip of dogs.

Save me from the lion's mouth, as You have answered me from the horns of wild beasts.

I will recount [the praises of] Your Name to my brothers; I will extol You amidst the congregation.

You that fear the Lord, praise Him! Glorify Him, all you progeny of Jacob! Stand in awe of Him, all you progeny of Israel!

For He has not despised nor abhorred the entreaty of the poor, nor has He concealed His face from him; rather He heard when he cried to Him.

My praise comes from You, in the great congregation; I will pay my vowsbefore those that fear Him.

Let the humble eat and be satisfied; let those who seek the Lord praise Him-may your hearts live forever!

All the ends of the earth will remember and return to the Lord; all families of nations will bow down before You.

For sovereignty is the Lord's, and He rules over the nations.

All the fat ones of the earth will eat and bow down, all who descend to the dust shall kneel before Him, but He will not revive their soul.

The progeny of those who serve Him will tell of the Lord to the latter generations.

They will come and relate His righteousness-all that He has done-to a newborn nation.

Psalm 69​​


For the Conductor, on the shoshanim,1 by David.

Deliver me, O God, for the waters have reached until my soul!

I have sunk in muddy depths without foothold; I have come into deep waters, and the current sweeps me away.

I am wearied by my crying, my throat is parched; my eyes pined while waiting for my God.

More numerous than the hairs on my head are those who hate me without reason.

Mighty are those who would cut me off, those who are my enemies without cause. What I have not stolen, I will then have to return.

O God, You know my folly, and my wrongs are not hidden from You.

Let not those who hope in You be shamed through me, O my Lord, God of Hosts; let not those who seek You be disgraced through me, O God of Israel,


because for Your sake I have borne humiliation,

disgrace covers my face.

I have become a stranger to my brothers, an alien to my mother's sons,


for the envy of Your House has consumed me, and the humiliations of those who scorn You have fallen upon me.

And I wept while my soul fasted, and it was a humiliation to me.

I made sackcloth my garment, and became a byword for them.

Those who sit by the gate speak of me, and [of me] are the songs of drunkards.

May my prayer to You, Lord, be at a gracious time; God, in Your abounding kindness, answer me with Your true deliverance.

Rescue me from the mire, so that I not sink; let me be saved from my enemies and from deep waters.

Let not the current of water sweep me away, nor the deep swallow me; and let not the pit close its mouth over me.

Answer me, Lord, for Your kindness is good; according to Your abundant mercies, turn to me.

Do not hide Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress-hurry to answer me.

Draw near to my soul and liberate it; redeem me, so that my enemies [not feel triumphant].

You know my humiliation, my shame, and my disgrace; all my tormentors are before You.

Humiliation has broken my heart, and I have become ill. I longed for comfort, but there was none; for consolers, but I did not find.

They put gall into my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

Let their table become a trap before them, and [their] serenity, a snare.

Let their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see, and let their loins continually falter.

Pour Your wrath upon them, and let the fierceness of Your anger overtake them.

Let their palace be desolate, let there be no dweller in their tents,

for they persecute the one whom You struck, and tell of the pain of Your wounded ones.

Add iniquity to their iniquity, and let them not enter into Your righteousness.

May they be erased from the Book of Life, and let them not be inscribed with the righteous.

But I am poor and in pain; let Your deliverance, O God, streng-then me.

I will praise the Name of God with song, I will extol Him with thanksgiving!

And it will please the Lord more than [the sacrifice of] a mature bull with horns and hooves.

The humble will see it and rejoice; you seekers of God, [see] and your hearts will come alive.

For the Lord listens to the needy, and He does not despise His prisoners.

Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and all that moves within them,

for God will deliver Zion and build the cities of Judah, and they will settle there and possess it;

and the seed of His servants will inherit it, and those who love His Name will dwell in it.

Psalm 150


Praise the Lord! Praise God in His holiness; praise Him in the firmament of His strength.

Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His abundant greatness.

Praise Him with the call of the shofar; praise Him with harp and lyre.

Praise Him with timbrel and dance; praise Him with stringed instruments and flute.

Praise Him with resounding cymbals; praise Him with clanging cymbals.

Let every soul praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!

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Psalm 51 for Returning to closeness with God 

Psalm 51

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For the conductor, a song of David.                                                                                               אלַֽ֜מְנַצֵּ֗חַ מִזְמ֥וֹר לְדָוִֽד:

When Nathan the prophet came to him when he went to Bath-sheba.                  בבְּב֣וֹא אֵ֖לָיו נָתָ֣ן הַנָּבִ֑יא כַּֽאֲשֶׁר־בָּ֜֗א אֶל־בַּת־שָֽׁבַע:

Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your kindness; according to Your great mercies, erase my transgressions.        גחָנֵּ֣נִי אֱלֹהִ֣ים כְּחַסְדֶּ֑ךָ כְּרֹ֥ב רַֽ֜חֲמֶ֗יךָ מְחֵ֣ה פְשָׁעָֽי:

Wash me thoroughly of my iniquity, and purify me of my sin.                       ד֖הֶֽרֶב (כתיב הֶרֶבה) כַּבְּסֵ֣נִי מֵֽעֲו‍ֹנִ֑י וּמֵ֖חַטָּאתִ֣י טַֽהֲרֵֽנִי:

For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.                                       הכִּֽי־פְ֖שָׁעַי אֲנִ֣י אֵדָ֑ע וְחַטָּאתִ֖י נֶגְדִּ֣י תָמִֽיד:

Against You alone have I sinned, and I have done what is evil in Your sight, in order that You be justified in Your conduct, and right in Your judgment.                                                       ולְךָ֚ לְבַדְּךָ֨ | חָטָ֗אתִי וְהָרַ֥ע בְּעֵינֶ֗יךָ עָ֫שִׂ֥יתִי לְמַעַֽן־תִּצְדַּ֥ק בְּדָבְרֶ֑ךָ תִּזְכֶּ֥ה בְשָׁפְטֶֽךָ:

Behold, with iniquity I was formed, and with sin my mother conceived me.                       זהֵן־בְּעָו֥וֹן חוֹלָ֑לְתִּי וּ֜בְחֵ֗טְא יֶֽחֱמַ֥תְנִי אִמִּֽי:

Behold, You desired that truth be in the hidden places, and in the concealed part You teach me wisdom.               חהֵ֣ן אֱ֖מֶת חָפַ֣צְתָּ בַטֻּח֑וֹת וּ֜בְסָתֻ֗ם חָכְמָ֥ה תוֹדִיעֵֽנִי:

Purify me with a hyssop, and I will become pure; wash me, and I will become whiter than snow.                 טתְּחַטְּאֵ֣נִי בְאֵז֣וֹב וְאֶטְהָ֑ר תְּ֜כַבְּסֵ֗נִי וּמִשֶּׁ֥לֶג אַלְבִּֽין:

Make me hear joy and gladness; let the bones that You crushed exult.                                  יתַּשְׁמִיעֵנִי שָׂשׂ֣וֹן וְשִׂמְחָ֑ה תָּ֜גֵ֗לְנָה עֲצָמ֥וֹת דִּכִּֽיתָ:

Hide Your countenance from my sins, and erase all my iniquities.                                        יאהַסְתֵּ֣ר פָּ֖נֶיךָ מֵֽחֲטָאָ֑י וְכָל־עֲוֹ֖נֹתַ֣י מְחֵֽה:

Create for me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.                    יבלֵ֣ב טָ֖הוֹר בְּרָא־לִ֣י אֱלֹהִ֑ים וְר֥וּחַ נָ֜כ֗וֹן חַדֵּ֥שׁ בְּקִרְבִּֽי:
Do not cast me away from before You, and do not take Your holy spirit from me.                יגאַל־תַּשְׁלִיכֵ֥נִי מִלְּפָנֶ֑יךָ וְר֥וּחַ קָ֜דְשְׁךָ֗ אַל־תִּקַּ֥ח מִמֶּֽנִּי:

Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, and let a noble spirit support me.                          ידהָשִׁ֣יבָה לִּ֖י שְׂשׂ֣וֹן יִשְׁעֶ֑ךָ וְר֥וּחַ נְדִיבָ֣ה תִסְמְכֵֽנִי:

I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will return to You.                                 טואֲלַמְּדָ֣ה פֹֽשְׁעִ֣ים דְּרָכֶ֑יךָ וְ֜חַטָּאִ֗ים אֵלֶ֥יךָ יָשֽׁוּבוּ:

Save me from blood, O God, the God of my salvation; let my tongue sing praises of Your charity.   טזהַצִּילֵ֚נִי מִדָּמִ֨ים | אֱֽלֹהִ֗ים אֱלֹהֵ֥י תְשׁוּעָתִ֑י תְּרַנֵּ֥ן לְ֜שׁוֹנִ֗י צִדְקָתֶֽךָ:
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Psalm 32, 38, 70, 71, 121, 124

for finding one's future
beloved

​Psalm 121

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