Then I called upon the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I beseech You, save my life!”
From my distress I called upon the Lord;
The Lord answered me and set me in a large place.
Deliver my soul from the sword,
My only life from the power of the dog.
When he was in distress, he entreated the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers.
Return, O Lord, rescue my soul;
Save me because of Your lovingkindness.
In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.
For the choir director; upon Aijeleth Hashshahar. A Psalm of David.
My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning.
The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses.
O Lord, by Your favor You have made my mountain to stand strong;
You hid Your face, I was dismayed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
And saved him out of all his troubles.
For evils beyond number have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see;
They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,
And my heart has failed me.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble;
I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me.”
A Song of Ascents.
Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord.
Look to the right and see;
For there is no one who regards me;
There is no escape for me;
No one cares for my soul.
I stretch out my hands to You;
My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
Hezekiah prayed to the Lord saying,
In those days Hezekiah became mortally ill. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die and not live.’”
But the tax collector, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, the sinner!’
And he was saying, “Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!”
and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.