Someone on Twitter under the name RedNationRising says that Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley, has asked people to pray Psalms 40 today and tomorrow. Here it is:
I have waited, waited for the Lord, and he stopped toward me and heard my cry.
He drew me out of the pit of destruction, out of the mud of the swamp;
He set my feet upon a crag; He made firm my steps.
And He put a new song into my mouth, a hymn to our God. Many shall look on in awe and trust the Lord.
Happy the man who makes the Lord his trust; who turns not to idolatry or to those who stray after falsehood.
How numerous have you made, O Lord, my God, your wondrous deeds!
And in your plans for us there is none to equal you;
Should I wish to declare or to tell them, they would be too many to recount.
Sacrifice or oblation you wished not, but ears open to obedience you gave me. Holocausts or sin offerings you sought not;
then said I, “Behold I come; in the written scroll it is prescribed for me.
To do your will, O my God, is my delight, and your law is within my heart!”
I announced your justice in the vast assembly; I did not restrain my lips as you, O Lord, know.
Your justice I kept not hid within my heart; your faithfulness and your salvation I have spoken of;
I have made no secret of your kindness and your truth in the vast assembly.
Withhold not, O Lord, your compassion from me; may your kindness and your truth ever preserve me.
For all about me are evils beyond reckoning; my sins so overcome me that I cannot see;
They are more numerous than the hairs of my head and my heart fails me.
Deign, O Lord, to rescue me; O Lord, make haste to help me.
Let all be put to shame and confusion who seek to snatch away my life. Let them be turned back in disgrace who desire my ruin.
Let them be dismayed in their shame who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
But may all who seek you exult and be glad in you, And may those who love your salvation say ever, “The Lord be glorified!”
Though I am afflicted and poor, yet the Lord thinks of me.
You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, hold not back!