Prayer for Protection, Guidance and Pardon.

1 To You, O LORD, I 1lift up my soul.
2 O my God, in You 2I trust, Do not let me 3be ashamed; Do not let my 4enemies exult over me.
3 Indeed, 5none * of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who 6deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
4 7Make me know Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.
5 Lead me in 8Your truth and teach me, For You are the 9God of my salvation; For You I 10wait all the day.
6 11Remember, O LORD, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses, For they have been 12from of old.
7 Do not remember the 13sins of my youth or my transgressions; 14According to Your lovingkindness remember me, For Your 15goodness' sake, O LORD.
8 16Good and 17upright is the LORD; Therefore * He 18instructs sinners in the way.
9 He 19leads the humble in justice, And He 20teaches the humble His way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are 21lovingkindness and truth To 22those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 For 23Your name's sake, O LORD, 24Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12 Who is the man who 25fears the LORD? He will 26instruct him in the way he should choose.
13 His soul will 27abide in prosperity, And his descendants will 28inherit the land.
14 The 29secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will 30make them know His covenant.
15 My 31eyes are continually toward the LORD, For He will 32pluck my feet out of the net.
16 33Turn to me and be gracious to me, For I am 34lonely and afflicted.
17 The 35troubles of my heart are enlarged; Bring me 36out of my distresses.
18 37Look upon my affliction and my trouble, And 38forgive all my sins.
19 Look upon my enemies, for they 39are many, And they 40hate me with violent hatred.
20 41Guard my soul and deliver me; Do not let me 42be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
21 Let 43integrity and uprightness preserve me, For 44I wait for You.
22 45Redeem Israel, O God, Out of all his troubles.