A psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
Don't bring your servant to trial! Compared to you, no one is perfect.
My enemy has chased me. He has knocked me to the ground. He forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave.
I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear.
I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works. I think about what you have done.
I reach out for you. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude
Come quickly, LORD, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don't turn away from me, or I will die.
Let me hear of your unfailing love to me in the morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I have come to you in prayer.
Save me from my enemies, LORD; I run to you to hide me.
Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.
For the glory of your name, O LORD, save me. In your righteousness, bring me out of this distress.
In your unfailing love, cut off all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)