Prayer to God in Time of Trouble

  1Vindicate me, O God,
   And plead my cause against an ungodly nation;
   Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!
   2For You are the God of my strength;
   Why do You cast me off?
   Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
  3Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!
   Let them lead me;
   Let them bring me to Your holy hill
   And to Your tabernacle.
   4Then I will go to the altar of God,
   To God my exceeding joy;
   And on the harp I will praise You,
   O God, my God.
  5Why are you cast down, O my soul?
   And why are you disquieted within me?
   Hope in God;
   For I shall yet praise Him,
   The help of my countenance and my God.