From Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers
Hoodoo psychic readers, spirit workers and root doctors who recite Psalms on behalf of clients may work with Psalm 1 during
altar work and prayers when there are people in the neighborhood, the family home, the work-place, or in the church congregation who do not belong among the company of law-abiding allies, due to their negative ways, bad habits, or contempt. It can be recited to protect people from religious abuse. This Psalm is a plea for stability and for the Lord's assistance in removing ungodly and lawless people from the client's environment. It is common for a hoodoo doctor to add Psalm 37 to the recitation of Psalm 1 during spell-casting if the evil-minded person is also working against the interests of the client by spreading gossip, lies, and false testimony. The first three verses of Psalm 1 are also utilized in preventing premature childbirth.
 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
 The LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.