1 O Lord, listen to my prayer. Open your ears to hear my urgent requests. Answer me because you are faithful and righteous. 2 Do not take me to court for judgment, because there is no one alive who is righteous in your presence.
3 The enemy has pursued me. He has ground my life into the dirt. He has made me live in dark places like those who have died long ago. 4 That is why I begin to lose hope and my heart is in a state of shock.
5 I remember the days long ago. I reflect on all that you have done. I carefully consider what your hands have made. 6 I stretch out my hands to you in prayer. Like parched land, my soul thirsts for you. Selah
7 Answer me quickly, O Lord. My spirit is worn out. Do not hide your face from me, or I will be like those who go into the pit. 8 Let me hear about your mercy in the morning, because I trust you. Let me know the way that I should go, because I long for you. 9 Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord. I come to you for protection.
10 Teach me to do your will, because you are my God. May your good Spirit lead me on level ground. 11 O Lord, keep me alive for the sake of your name. Because you are righteous, lead me out of trouble. 12 In keeping with your mercy, wipe out my enemies and destroy all who torment me, because I am your servant.
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