A prayer of David. Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God.
Be merciful, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord, for my life depends on you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask your aid.
Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever trouble strikes, and you will answer me.
Nowhere among the pagan gods is there a god like you, O Lord. There are no other miracles like yours.
All the nations -- and you made each one -- will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your great and holy name.
For you are great and perform great miracles. You alone are God.
Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, that I may honor you.
With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever,
for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death a !
O God, insolent people rise up against me; violent people are trying to kill me. And you mean nothing to them.
But you, O Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to get angry, full of unfailing love and truth.
Look down and have mercy on me. Give strength to your servant; yes, save me, for I am your servant.
Send me a sign of your favor. Then those who hate me will be put to shame, for you, O LORD, help and comfort me.
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)