Lord, hear my prayer! In your righteousness listen to my plea; answer me in your faithfulness!
Don't put me, your servant, on trial; 1 no one is innocent in your sight.
My enemies have hunted me down and completely defeated me. They have put me in a dark prison, and I am like those who died long ago.
So I am ready to give up; I am in deep despair.
I remember the days gone by; I think about all that you have done, I bring to mind all your deeds.
I lift up my hands to you in prayer; like dry ground my soul is thirsty for you.
Answer me now, Lord! I have lost all hope. Don't hide yourself from me, or I will be among those who go down to the world of the dead.