1Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulnessanswer me, and in thy righteousness.2
And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified .
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my lifedown to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been longdead .
Therefore is my spiritoverwhelmed within me; my heartwithin me is desolate .
I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.6
I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirstyland.Selah.7Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spiritfaileth : hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.8
Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust : cause me to know the waywherein I should walk ; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
9Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies : I flee unto thee to hide me.
10Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good;lead me into the land of uprightness.11Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.12
And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies , and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.