Hear my prayer, O Lord, and consider my desire;
hearken unto me for thy truth and righteousness’
And enter not
into judgement with thy servant;
for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.
For the enemy hath persecuted my soul;
he hath smitten my life down to the ground;
he hath laid me in the darkness, as the men that have been long dead.
Therefore is my spirit vexed within me, and my heart within me is desolate.
Yet do I remember the time past;
I muse upon all thy works.
Yea, I exercise myself in the works of thy hands.
stretch forth my hands unto thee;
my soul gaspeth unto thee as a thirsty land.
Hear me, O Lord, and that soon, for my spirit waxeth
hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
O let me hear thy loving-kindness betimes
in the morning;
for in thee is my trust.
Show thou me
the way that I should walk in;
for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies;
for I flee unto thee to hide me.
Teach me to do the thing that pleaseth thee;
for thou art my God.
Let thy loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
Quicken me, O Lord, for thy
and for thy righteousness’
sake bring my soul out of trouble.
And of thy goodness slay mine enemies, and
destroy all them that vex my soul;
for I am thy servant.