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Prayer for Help—Praise for the Answer

28 O Lord, to You I call. O my Rock, listen to me. If You will not hear me, I will be like those who have gone down to the grave. Hear my cry for loving-kindness as I call to You for help, and when I lift up my hands to Your holy place. Do not drag me away with the sinful and with those who do bad things. They speak peace with their neighbors, while sin is in their hearts. Pay them for their work and for the sins they do. Pay them for the works of their hands. Give them what they have earned. They do not think about the works of the Lord and what His hands have done. So He will pull them down and not build them up again.

May honor and thanks be given to the Lord, because He has heard my prayer. The Lord is my strength and my safe cover. My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. So my heart is full of joy. I will thank Him with my song. The Lord is the strength of His people. He is a safe place for His chosen one. Save Your people and bring good to what is Yours. Be their shepherd and carry them forever.