A Prayer for Guidance

To the Chief Musician. With flutes. A Psalm of David.
  1Give ear to my words, O Lord,
   Consider my meditation.
   2Give heed to the voice of my cry,
   My King and my God,
   For to You I will pray.
   3My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord;
   In the morning I will direct it to You,
   And I will look up.
  4For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness,
   Nor shall evil dwell with You.
   5The boastful shall not stand in Your sight;
   You hate all workers of iniquity.
   6You shall destroy those who speak falsehood;
   The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
  7But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy;
   In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple.
   8Lead me, O Lord, in Your righteousness because of my enemies;
   Make Your way straight before my face.
  9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth;
   Their inward part is destruction;
   Their throat is an open tomb;
   They flatter with their tongue.
   10Pronounce them guilty, O God!
   Let them fall by their own counsels;
   Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions,
   For they have rebelled against You.
  11But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
   Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
   Let those also who love Your name
   Be joyful in You.
   12For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous;
   With favor You will surround him as with a shield.