1 (1) When a tree or a
vine is planted, so that it may bring forth fruit.
2 (2) So that God
illumines those who go to meetings and councils.
3 (3) So that badness goes
away from people, so that they do not torment unjustly their fellows.
4 (4) So that God heals
the sensitive people who fell ill from depression because of the behaviour of
5 (5) So that God heals
the wounded eyes that were bitten by a bad person.
6 (6) So that God frees
the person who has been under a spell.
7 (7) For those who got
damaged from fear, from the terrors and the intimidations of bad people.
8 (8) For those who are
hurt by demons or by perverse people.
9 (9 & 10) So that the
demons stop tormenting you in sleep or with fancies during the day.
10 (11) For hard-hearted
couples that argue and divorce (when the hard-hearted man or woman torments
their sensitive wife or husband).
11 (12) For mentally ill
people who have badness and harm others.
12 (13) For those who
suffer from their liver.
13 (14) For a terrible
demon, continually three times a day for three days.
14 (15) So that robbers or
thieves change their mind and return having done no harm, and having repented.
15 (16) So that the key is
found when it is lost.
16 (17) For a grave and
unjust accusation, three times a day for three days.
17 (18) When there is an
earthquake or other natural disaster, or devastating rain with lightning.
18 (19) So that women give
19 (20) For the couples
who for medical reasons cannot have children, so that God heals them and that
they do not divorce.
20 (21) So that God
softens the hearts of the rich and they give alms to the poor.
21 (22) So that God
contains the fire, so that no big harm happens.
22 (23) So that God makes
milder the very rebellious children that bring sorrow to their parents.
23 (24) So that the door
opens when the key is lost.
24 (25) For people who temptation
troubles a lot and so brings continual problems into their lives, making them
lose their peace and complain.
25 (26) When somebody asks
something good from God so that He gives it without the person getting harmed.
26 (27) So that God
protects the peasants from the enemy army, so that they do not harm the people
or their fields.
27 (28) So that God heals
those who suffer from illnesses of nervous or mental origin.
28 (29) For those that the
sea makes sick and who are afraid of the rough sea.
29 (30) For those that are
in danger far away, in the territory of barbarous and unbelieving people, so
that God guards them and illumines the people there to become peaceful and to
come to know God.
30 (31) So that God gives
enough grain and fruit when the weather is not good for agriculture.
31 (32) So that the
travelers find their way when they are lost and suffering from it.
32 (33) So that God
reveals the truth to those who were unjustly imprisoned, and so that they are
33 (34) For those on the
edge of death, when they are tormented by demons. Or, for the enemy army when
it brings danger and enters the borders with ominous intentions.
34 (35) So that God frees
the good people from the traps of the bad people, who take advantage of the
people of God.
35 (36) So that animosity
disappears completely after arguments and misunderstandings.
36 (37) For people badly
wounded by criminals.
37 (38) When the jaws have
pain coming from rotten teeth.
38 (39) So that the people
who are abandoned and depressed find work, so that they stop being in sorrow.
39 (40) So that the love
between employer and employee comes back when there has been exchange of heavy
40 (41) So that women give
birth with success when the child comes prematurely into the world.
41 (42) For young people
when they get ill from falling in love, and one person gets wounded and is in
42 (43) So that the people
get free from the prisons of an enemy nation.
43 (44) So that God
reveals the truth to couples when there has been a misunderstanding, so that
they come into mutual peace and love again.
44 (45) For those who
suffer from heart or kidneys.
45 (46) For the young
people that the enemy because of envy prevents from making a family (i.e. from
46 (47) So that the
employee or the employer find peace, when the employee leaves offended by the
employer, and so that the employee finds work.
47 (48) When gangs of
criminals go robbing and grave disasters are happening: to be continually read
for 40 days.
48 (49) For those who do a
49 (50) So that the people
who are far from God repent and return to God and are saved.
50 (51) When, because of
our sins and in order to correct us, comes the punishment of God (epidemics of
illness and deaths for people or animals).
51 (52) So that the
hard-hearted masters repent and become compassionate and do not torment the
52 (53) So that God
blesses the nets and they get filled with fish.
53 (54) So that God illumines
the rich people that have bought slaves so that they free them.
54 (55) So that the name
of a family that had been unjustly accused is restored.
55 (56) For sensitive
people, whose souls have been wounded by their fellows.
56 (57) For those people
who suffer headaches coming from big sorrow.
57 (58) So that things
come in a helping way for those who work with good intention, so that God
prevents every perverse action of demons or crooked people.
58 (59) For those that
cannot speak, that God gives them the ability to speak.
59 (60) So that God
reveals the truth when a whole group of people is unjustly accused.
60 (61) For those that
have trouble in their work either because of laziness or because of fear.
61 (62) So that God
relieves from troubles the person who is weak, so that he is not dominated by
the urge to complain.
62 (63) So that fields and
trees bring forth fruit when the water is limited.
63 (64) When a person is
bitten by a dog or wolf that had rabies. (He was also for giving them blessed
water to drink).
64 (65) So that merchants
prosper, so that they do not speak too much and take advantage of simple
65 (66) So that the evil
one does not bring obstacles in the homes and cause families to be in sorrow.
66 (67) So that the places
where hens are raised are blessed.
67 (68) So that the women
whose pregnancies fail manage to endure and become healthy.
68 (69) When there is
severe rain and the rivers overflow, taking with them people and houses.
69 (70) For sensitive
people that get sad from little things and come to despair, that God gives them
70 (71) For deserted
people who become uninteresting to others [lit. "boring"] because of
the devil's envy and come to despair, that they may find mercy and healing from
71 (72) So that God
blesses the gatherings of the new agricultural production that the peasants
72 (73) So that the
73 (74) So that God
protects the peasants that work in their fields when the enemy have surrounded
74 (75) So that the
barbarous employer becomes peaceful and does not torment his fellow human
beings, the empoloyees.
75 (76) For a mother who
is scared during her giving birth, so that God gives her braveness and protects
76 (77) When there is no
mutual understanding between parents and children, that God illumines them, so
that the children listen to the parents and the parents show love.
77 (78) So that God
illumines those who lend so that they do not press their fellows for their
debt, and so that they are compassionate.
78 (79) So that God
protects the villages from the robbing and stealing of the enemy army.
80 (81) So that God takes
care of the poor who are in need and sorrow and are depressed because of poverty.
81 (82) So that people buy
the products of the peasants, so that the peasants are not sad and depressed.
82 (83) So that God
prevents the bad people who want to do murders.
83 (84) So that God
preserves all that is kept in the house, and the animals, and the products of
84 (85) So that God heals
those who were wounded by robbers and moreover got
85 (86) So that God saves
the world when plague comes and people die.
86 (87) So that God extends
the lives of those members of the family that are still urgently needed by the
rest of the family.
87 (88) So that God
protects all those who have no protector and are suffering from hard-hearted
88 (89) So that God gives
strength to those who easily fall sick and are physically weak, so that they
can work without getting tired and depressed.
89 (90) So that God brings
rain when there is a drought, or that the wells bring forth water again if they
have stopped doing so.
90 (91) So that the devil
disappears when he appears in front of a person and brings him terror.
91 (92) So that God gives
prudence to people so that they progress spiritually.
92 (93) So that God
protects the ship when it is in great danger at sea. (He was also for throwing
blessed water at the four corners of the ship).
93 (94) So that God
illumines the disorderly people who cause problems to the nation and bring
commotion to the people, causing trouble by disorder and divisions.
94 (95) So that no spells
cause couples to start finding reasons for arguments and fights.
95 (96) So that God gives
to the deaf people the ability to hear.
96 (97) So that spells go
away from people.
97 (98) So that God gives
comfort for those who are in sorrow so that they stop being depressed.
98 (99) So that God
blesses and gives grace to those young people who want to leave everything and
follow God. [I do not know how succesful is my translation here. To my Greek
ear the exact phrase that is used would make me think of people who follow the
monastic life but I am not sure. --Trans.]
99 (100) So that God
blesses and makes real the desires of the people that are in accordance with
100 (101) So that God
gives graces and talents to the good and simple people.
101 (102) So that God
blesses the people who hold offices of power so that they help the people with
kindness and understanding.
102 (103) So that the
monthly flow of blood comes to a woman when it is delayed.
103 (104) So that God
blesses the possessions of the people that they are not sad and depressed, but
104 (105) So that people
repent and confess their sins.
105 (106) So that God
gives illumination to people so that they do not move away from the way to
106 (107) So that God
gives the woman who could not give birth the ability to do so.
107 (108) So that God
humbles the enemies, so that they change their bad intentions.
108 (109) So that God
cures the epileptics. Or, so that God has mercy on those who accuse unjustly and
109 (110) So that the
younger have respect for the older.
110 (111) So that the
unjust judges repent and judge justly the people of God.
111 (112) So that God
protects the soldiers when they go to war.
112 (113) So that God
gives blessings to the poor widow, so that she pays her debts and is saved from
going to prison.
113 (114 & 115) So
that God cures the mentally retarded children.
114 (116:1-9) So that God
gives blessings and comfort to the sad poor little children, so that they are
not looked down upon by the children of the rich and consequently feel
115 (116:10-19) So that
God cures the horrible passion of lying.
116 (117) So that families
keep unity and love and glorify God.
117 (118) So that God
humbles the barbarians when they surround the village and bring fear, and that
He reverses their bad intentions.
118 (119) So that God
shatters the barbarians and humbles their action when they slay innocent women
119 (120) So that God
gives patience and forbearance to those people who have to live together with
crooked and unjust people.
120 (121) So that God
protects the slaves from the hands of the enemy so that they are not mutilated
before they are set free.
121 (122) So that God
cures those who suffer from the "evil eye".
122 (123) So that God
gives eyesight to the blind and cures the eyes that are in pain.
123 (124) So that God
protects people from snakes, so that they do not bite.
124 (125) So that God
protects the fields of the just people from the bad people.
125 (126) So that God
cures the people who suffer from continual headaches.
126 (127) So that God
brings peace to a family when there are arguments.
127 (128) So that the
badness of the enemy never approaches the homes, and that there is the peace
and blessing of God in the family.
128 (129) So that God
cures the people who suffer from migraines, or, so that God shows mercy to the
hard and indiscreet people who bring sorrow to the sensitive.
129 (130) So that God gives
braveness and hope to those who start a new job and do not know it well yet, so
that they do not find extreme difficulty in their work.
130 (131) So that God
gives repentance and comfort with hope to people so that they are saved.
131 (132) So that God
shows pity to the world when because of our sins there are
132 (133) So that God
illumines the nations and they become friendly and the people find peace.
133 (134) So that God
protects people from every danger.
134 (135) So that people
concentrate at the time of prayer and their mind is united with God.
135 (136) So that God
protects the immigrants when they abandon their homes and leave so that they
are saved from the barbarians.
136 (137) So that God
brings steadiness to the person with unsteady character.
137 (138) So that God
illumines the masters of the place so that people's requests are treated with
138 (139) So that God
stops the temptation of sensitive people by blasphemous thoughts.
139 (140) So that God
makes peaceful the head of the family who has a very difficult character and
brings suffering to all the family.
140 (141) So that God
makes peaceful the barbarian master of a place who torments his fellows.
141 (142) So that God
makes peaceful the rebel who is doing bad; then even if he is a Kurd he becomes
a lamb. [St. Arsenios was living in Asia Minor. Kurds, who were often soldiers,
had a reputation among other ethnic groups for being brutal fighters. --Trans.]
142 (143) So that God
protects the mother throughout the pregnancy so that she does not lose the
143 (144) So that God
pacifies the people when they are in unrest so that no civil war happens.
144 (145) So that God
blesses the work of people so that it is well accepted by God.
145 (146) So that God
stops the flow of blood from people who suffer from it.
146 (147:1-11) So that God
heals the people who have been bitten and wounded in the jaws by bad people.
147 (147:12-20) So that
God brings peace to the wild animals so that they do not harm people or farm
148 (148) So that God
makes the weather appropriate so that people have plenty and glorify God.
[These were from St.
Arsenios. The following wo are from Fr. Paisios of the Holy Mountain.]
149 (149) From gratefulness
and thankfulness to God for His many kindnesses and for the plenitude of His
love, that knows no limit and bears with us.
150 (150) So that God
gives happiness and comfort to our sad brothers and sisters who are in far
places, and to those of our brothers and sisters who are sleeping and are even
farther away. Amen.
[IMPORTANT NOTE: Only the
Septuagint psalm number is given in this index.]
AGRICULTURE: 1, 26, 30,
50, 52, 62, 66, 71, 83, 124, 147, 148
ANIMALS, Unfriendly: 63,
CHILDREN: 22, 76, 109,
DEATH AND DEPARTED: 33,
DISASTERS: 17, 21, 30, 50,
62, 68, 85, 89
HEALTH, Physical: 5, 12,
28, 36, 37, 44, 56, 58, 63, 79, 86, 88, 95, 102, 108, 122, 125, 128, 145, 146
HEALTH, Psychological: 4,
7, 8, 9, 11, 24, 27, 41, 55, 56, 60, 61, 69, 70, 80, 81, 84, 97, 100, 103, 128,
HEALTH, Women's: 18, 19,
40, 67, 75, 106, 142, 145
LAW AND GOVERNMENT: 14,
16, 32, 36, 47, 51, 59, 72, 82, 84, 93, 101, 108, 110,
137, 140, 141, 143
MAGIC AND DEMONS: 5, 6, 8,
9, 13, 33, 57, 65, 90, 94, 96, 121
PEACE AND WAR: 26, 33, 42,
73, 78, 93, 107, 111, 117, 118, 120, 127, 131, 132, 135, 140, 141, 143
PEACE (among friends and
family): 10, 19, 22, 35, 41, 43, 45, 54, 65, 76, 86, 94, 109, 116, 126, 127,
PROPERTY: 14, 15, 23, 47,
83, 103, 124
PROTECTION: 9, 13, 34, 47,
48, 57, 90, 133
SOCIAL CONCERNS: 20, 32,
35, 38, 51, 53, 59, 77, 80, 81, 87, 93, 101, 110, 112, 113, 114, 119, 124, 137,
SPIRITUALITY: 3, 9, 24,
25, 29, 49, 50, 57, 72, 91, 98, 99, 100, 104, 105, 108, 115, 119, 130, 134,
TRAVEL AND EMIGRATION: 28,
29, 31, 92, 135, 150
WORK: 2, 38, 39, 46, 48,
51, 52, 57, 60, 64, 74, 81, 83, 100, 101, 103, 129, 137, 140,144