Hear my prayer, O LORD,
Give ear to my supplications!
In Your faithfulness answer me,
And in Your righteousness. 2 Do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
a For in Your sight no one living is righteous.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in 1 darkness,
Like those who have long been dead. 4 b Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is distressed.
c I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your works;
I 2 muse on the work of Your hands. 6 I spread out my hands to You;
d My soul longs for You like a thirsty land. Selah
Answer me speedily, O LORD;
My spirit fails!
Do not hide Your face from me,
e Lest I 3 be like those who 4 go down into the pit. 8 Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness f in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
g Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For h I lift up my soul to You.
Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies;
5 In You I take shelter. 10 i Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
j Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in k the land of uprightness.
l Revive me, O LORD, for Your name's sake!
For Your righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. 12 In Your mercy m cut 6 off my enemies,
And destroy all those who afflict my soul;
For I am Your servant.