143 Hear my prayer, O Lord, Listen to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, and in Your righteousness. 2 And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous or justified. 3 For the enemy has persecuted me, He has crushed my life down to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have been long dead. 4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed and weak within me [wrapped in darkness]; My heart grows numb within me.
5 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that You have done; I ponder the work of Your hands. 6 I reach out my hands to You; My throat thirsts for You, as a parched land [thirsts for water]. Selah.
7 Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down into the pit (grave). 8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, For I trust in You. Teach me the way in which I should walk, For I lift up my soul to You. 9 Rescue me, O Lord, from my enemies; I take refuge in You.
10 Teach me to do Your will [so that I may please You], For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 11 Save my life, O Lord, for Your name’s sake; In Your righteousness bring my life out of trouble. 12 In your lovingkindness, silence and destroy my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my life, For I am Your servant.