An Earnest Appeal for Guidance and DeliveranceA Psalm of David.
1Hear my prayer, O Lord,
Give ear to my supplications!
In Your faithfulness answer me,
And in Your righteousness.
2Do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
⚓For in Your sight no one living is righteous.
3For the enemy has persecuted my soul;
He has crushed my life to the ground;
He has made me dwell in darkness,
Like those who have long been dead.
4⚓Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
My heart within me is distressed.
5⚓I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all Your works;
I muse on the work of Your hands.
6I spread out my hands to You;
⚓My soul longs for You like a thirsty land.
7Answer me speedily, O Lord;
My spirit fails!
Do not hide Your face from me,
⚓Lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
8Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness ⚓in the morning,
For in You do I trust;
⚓Cause me to know the way in which I should walk,
For ⚓I lift up my soul to You.
9Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies;
In You I take shelter.
10⚓Teach me to do Your will,
For You are my God;
⚓Your Spirit is good.
Lead me in ⚓the land of uprightness.
11⚓Revive me, O Lord, for Your name’s sake!
For Your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
12In Your mercy ⚓cut off my enemies,
And destroy all those who afflict my soul;
For I am Your servant.