Psalm 6 TO HEAL DISEASE OF THE EYE
With this Psalm all diseases of the eye may be healed. Read the Psalm for three days successively, and pray the prescribed prayer seven times slowly in a low tone, and with devotion, and with this keep continually in your mind the holy name of Jaschajah (which means help is with the Lord); believe without a doubt th at the Lord can and will help you. The prayer is as follows: Jehovah, my Father, may it please Thee, for the sake of the great, mighty, holy and adorable name, Jeschajah Baal Hatschna, that is, Help is with the Lord (for he is the Lord of help, he can help), which name is contained in this Psalm, heal me from my diseases, infirmities, and from pain of my eyes, for thine is the power and the help, and thou alone art mighty enough to help; of this I am certain, and therefore It rust in thee. Amen! Selah!
Further it is said: If a traveler encounters danger by land or sea, he shall, when there is no other help to hope for, pray this Psalm seven times, and each time, with full confidence, in the mighty and sure help of the Almighty, and add thereto: Jeschajan, Lord of help! may it be thy holy will and pleasure to assist me in this ext rem ity and to avert this danger from me. Hear me for the sake of thy great and most holy name, for thine is the power and the help. Amen! Selah!
The five letters of this holy name contain, according to the prayer the words; Jehovah al, verse 2; Schuba, verse 6; Oschescha, verse 8; Bewoshn and Vejibbahaln, verse 11.
1 O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.
2 Have mercy upon me, O Lord; for I am weak: O Lord, heal me; for my bones are vexed.
3 My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O Lord, how long?
4 Return, O Lord, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies' sake.
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.
7 Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.
8 Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.
10 Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.