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 the 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; I thirst for you like a parched land.a7
Answer me quickly,12 LORD; my spirit fails.13 Do not hide your face14 from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,15 for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way16 I should go, for to you I entrust my life.179
Rescue me18 from my enemies,19 LORD, for I hide myself in you.
Teach me20 to do your will, for you are my God;21 may your good Spirit lead22 me on level ground.2311
For your name's sake,24 LORD, preserve my life;25 in your righteousness,26 bring me out of trouble.
In your unfailing love, silence my enemies;27 destroy all my foes,28 for I am your servant.29