A prayer of David. O LORD, hear my plea for justice. Listen to my cry for help. Pay attention to my prayer, for it comes from an honest heart.
Declare me innocent, for you know those who do right.
You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night. You have scrutinized me and found nothing amiss, for I am determined not to sin in what I say.
I have followed your commands, which have kept me from going along with cruel and evil people.
My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you.
I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray.
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)