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Prayer for Help and Thanksgiving for It
1 To you, O Lord, I call;
my rock, do not refuse to hear me,
for if you are silent to me,
I shall be like those who go down to the Pit.(A)
2 Hear the voice of my supplication,
as I cry to you for help,
as I lift up my hands
toward your most holy sanctuary.[a](B)
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked,
with those who are workers of evil,
who speak peace with their neighbors
while mischief is in their hearts.(C)
4 Repay them according to their work
and according to the evil of their deeds;
repay them according to the work of their hands;
render them their due reward.(D)
5 Because they do not regard the works of the Lord
or the work of his hands,
he will break them down and build them up no more.(E)
6 Blessed be the Lord,
for he has heard the sound of my pleadings.(F)
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts;
so I am helped, and my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.(G)
The Voice of God in a Great Storm
A Psalm of David.
7 The voice of the Lord flashes forth flames of fire.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
the Lord shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.(P)
Thanksgiving for Recovery from Grave Illness
A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the temple. Of David.
1 I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and did not let my foes rejoice over me.(T)
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.(U)
3 O Lord, you brought up my soul from Sheol,
restored me to life from among those gone down to the Pit.[d](V)
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.(W)
5 For his anger is but for a moment;
his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may linger for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.(X)
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
7 By your favor, O Lord,
you had established me as a strong mountain;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed.(Y)
8 To you, O Lord, I cried,
and to the Lord I made supplication:
9 “What profit is there in my death,
if I go down to the Pit?
Will the dust praise you?
Will it tell of your faithfulness?(Z)
10 Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me!
O Lord, be my helper!”[e]
11 You have turned my mourning into dancing;
you have taken off my sackcloth
and clothed me with joy,(AA)
12 so that my soul[f] may praise you and not be silent.
O Lord my God, I will give thanks to you forever.(AB)