O LORD, hear my prayer,1 listen to my cry for mercy;2 in your faithfulness3 and righteousness4 come to my relief.
Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous5 before you.
The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness6 like those long dead.74
So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.85
I remember9 the days of long ago; I meditate10 on all your works and consider what your hands have done.
I spread out my hands11 to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. "Selah"
Answer me quickly,12 O LORD; my spirit fails.13 Do not hide your face14 from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.