Psalm 143:1-7 RSV

1 A Psalm of David. Hear my prayer, O LORD; give ear to my supplications! In thy faithfulness answer me, in thy righteousness!
2 Enter not into judgment with thy servant; for no man living is righteous before thee.
3 For the enemy has pursued me; he has crushed my life to the ground; he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit faints within me; my heart within me is appalled.
5 I remember the days of old, I meditate on all that thou hast done; I muse on what thy hands have wrought.
6 I stretch out my hands to thee; my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. [Selah]
7 Make haste to answer me, O LORD! My spirit fails! Hide not thy face from me, lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.