Hear my prayer, O God;
Give ear to the words of my mouth.

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Lord, hear my voice!
Let Your ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.

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Answer me speedily, O Lord;
My spirit fails!
Do not hide Your face from me,
(A)Lest I [a]be like those who [b]go down into the pit.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 143:7 become
  2. Psalm 143:7 Die

Trust in God Concerning the Treachery of Friends

To the Chief Musician. With [a]stringed instruments. A [b]Contemplation of David.

55 Give ear to my prayer, O God,
And do not hide Yourself from my supplication.
Attend to me, and hear me;
I (A)am[c] restless in my complaint, and moan noisily,

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 55:1 Heb. neginoth
  2. Psalm 55:1 Heb. Maschil
  3. Psalm 55:2 wander

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God;
(A)Enlighten my eyes,
(B)Lest I sleep the sleep of death;

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A Prayer for Guidance

To the Chief Musician. With [a]flutes. A Psalm of David.

Give (A)ear to my words, O Lord,
Consider my [b]meditation.
Give heed to the voice of my cry,
My King and my God,
For to You I will pray.
My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord;
(B)In the morning I will direct it to You,
And I will look up.

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Footnotes

  1. Psalm 5:1 Heb. nehiloth
  2. Psalm 5:1 Lit. groaning

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