A psalm of David: ADONAI, hear my prayer; listen to my pleas for mercy. In your faithfulness, answer me, and in your righteousness.
Don't bring your servant to trial, since in your sight no one alive would be considered righteous.
For an enemy is pursuing me; he has crushed my life into the ground and left me to live in darkness, like those who have been long dead.
My spirit faints within me; my heart is appalled within me.
I remember the days of old, reflecting on all your deeds, thinking about the work of your hands.
I spread out my hands to you, I long for you like a thirsty land. (Selah)
Answer me quickly, ADONAI, because my spirit is fainting. Don't hide your face from me, or I'll be like those who drop down into a pit.
Make me hear of your love in the morning, because I rely on you. Make me know the way I should walk, because I entrust myself to you.
ADONAI, rescue me from my enemies; I have hidden myself with you.
Teach me to do your will, because you are my God; Let your good Spirit guide me on ground that is level.
For your name's sake, ADONAI, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of distress.
In your grace, cut off my enemies; destroy all those harassing me; because I am your servant.