Of David.

A Prayer for Guidance, Deliverance, and Forgiveness

1 To you, O Yahweh, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I trust you; let me not be put to shame. Do not let my enemies exult over me.
3 Indeed, none who wait for you should be put to shame. Those who betray without cause should be put to shame.
4 Make me know your ways, O Yahweh. Teach me your paths.
5 Cause me to walk in your truth and teach me, because you [are] the God of my salvation. I await you {all day long}.
6 Remember your compassion, O Yahweh, and your acts of loyal love, because they [are] from of old.
7 Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions. According to your loyal love remember me [if] you [will], for the sake of your goodness, O Yahweh.
8 Good and right [is] Yahweh; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
9 He causes [the] humble to walk in justice, and teaches [the] humble his way.
10 All the paths of Yahweh [are] loyal love and faithfulness for those who keep his covenant and statutes.
11 Also, for the sake of your name, O Yahweh, forgive my sin, because it [is] great.
12 Who [is] the man fearing Yahweh? He will instruct him in [the] way he should choose.
13 His soul will lodge in prosperity, and his offspring will possess [the] land.
14 Intimate fellowship with Yahweh [is] for those who fear him, and [he] makes known his covenant to them.
15 My eyes [are] continually toward Yahweh, because he will take my feet from [the] net.
16 Turn to me and have mercy on me because I [am] lonely and afflicted.
17 Remove the troubles of my heart; bring me out from my distresses.
18 Consider my affliction and trouble, and forgive all my sins.
19 Consider that my enemies are many, and they hate me [with] violent hatred.
20 Protect my life and deliver me. Let me not be put to shame, because I take shelter in you.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, because I wait for you.
22 O God, redeem Israel from all its troubles.