O LORD, listen to my prayer. Open your ears to hear my urgent requests. Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
Do not take me to court for judgment, because there is no one alive who is righteous in your presence.
The enemy has pursued me. He has ground my life into the dirt. He has made me live in dark places like those who have died long ago.
That is why I begin to lose hope and my heart is in a state of shock.
I remember the days long ago. I reflect on all that you have done. I carefully consider what your hands have made.
I stretch out my hands to you in prayer. Like parched land, my soul thirsts for you. Selah