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Praise and Prayer for Help

For the director of music. A song of David.

40 I waited patiently for the Lord.
    He turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of destruction,
    out of the sticky mud.
He stood me on a rock.
    He made my feet steady.
He put a new song in my mouth.
    It was a song of praise to our God.
Many people will see this and worship him.
    Then they will trust the Lord.

Happy is the person
    who trusts the Lord.
He doesn’t turn to those who are proud,
    to those who worship false gods.
Lord our God, you have done many miracles.
    Your plans for us are many.
If I tried to tell them all,
    there would be too many to count.

You do not want sacrifices and offerings.
    But you have made a hole in my ear
    to show that my body and life are yours.
You do not ask for burnt offerings
    and offerings to take away sins.
Then I said, “Look, I have come.
    It is written about me in the book.
My God, I want to do what you want.
    Your teachings are in my heart.”

I will tell about your goodness in the great meeting of your people.
    Lord, you know my lips are not silent.
10 I do not hide your goodness in my heart.
    I speak about your loyalty and salvation.
I do not hide your love and truth
    from the people in the great meeting.

11 Lord, do not hold back your mercy from me.
    Let your love and truth always protect me.
12 Troubles have gathered around me.
    There are too many to count.
My sins have caught me.
    I cannot see a way to escape.
I have more sins than hairs on my head.
    I have lost my courage.
13 Please, Lord, save me.
    Hurry, Lord, to help me.
14 People are trying to kill me.
    Shame them and disgrace them.
People want to hurt me.
    Let them run away in disgrace.
15 People are making fun of me.
    Let them be shamed into silence.
16 But let those who follow you
    be happy and glad.
They love you for saving them.
    May they always say, “Praise the Lord!”

17 Lord, I am poor and helpless.
    But please remember me.
You are my helper and savior.
    My God, do not wait.

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