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(By David.)

A Prayer for Guidance and Help

25 I offer you my heart, Lord God,
    and I trust you.
    Don’t make me ashamed
    or let enemies defeat me.
Don’t disappoint any
    of your worshipers,
    but disappoint all
    deceitful liars.
Show me your paths
    and teach me to follow;
    guide me by your truth
    and instruct me.
You keep me safe,
    and I always trust you.

Please, Lord, remember,
    you have always
    been patient and kind.
Forget each wrong I did
    when I was young.
    Show how truly kind you are
    and remember me.
You are honest and merciful,
    and you teach sinners
    how to follow your path.

You lead humble people
to do what is right
    and to stay on your path.
10 In everything you do,
    you are kind and faithful
    to everyone who keeps
    our agreement with you.

11 Be true to your name, Lord,
    by forgiving each one
    of my terrible sins.
12 You will show the right path
    to all who worship you.
13 They will have plenty,
    and then their children
    will receive the land.

14 Our Lord, you are the friend
    of your worshipers,
    and you make an agreement
    with all of us.
15 I always look to you,
    because you rescue me
    from every trap.
16 I am lonely and troubled.
    Show that you care
    and have pity on me.
17 My awful worries keep growing.
    Rescue me from sadness.
18 See my troubles and misery
    and forgive my sins.

19 Look at all my enemies!
    See how much they hate me.
20 I come to you for shelter.
Protect me, keep me safe,
    and don’t disappoint me.
21 I obey you with all my heart,
    and I trust you, knowing
    that you will save me.

22 Our God, please save Israel
    from all of its troubles.