Prayer for Help in Trouble.

1 (a)Maskil of David, when he was (b)in the cave. A Prayer.
I (A)cry aloud with my voice to the Lord;
I (B)make supplication with my voice to the Lord.
I (C)pour out my complaint before Him;
I declare my (D)trouble before Him.
When (E)my spirit (c)was overwhelmed within me,
You knew my path.
In the way where I walk
They have (F)hidden a trap for me.
Look to the right and see;
For there is (G)no one who regards me;
(d)There is no (H)escape for me;
(I)No one cares for my soul.
I cried out to You, O Lord;
I said, “You are (J)my refuge,
My (K)portion in the (L)land of the living.
(M)Give heed to my cry,
For I am (N)brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are too (O)strong for me.
(P)Bring my soul out of prison,
So that I may give thanks to Your name;
The righteous will surround me,
For You will (Q)deal bountifully with me.”


a. Psalm 142:1: ['Possibly ', Contemplative, ', or ', Didactic, ', or ', Skillful Psalm]
b. Psalm 142:1: ['1 Sam 22:1; 24:3']
c. Psalm 142:3: ['Lit ', fainted]
d. Psalm 142:4: ['Lit ', Escape has perished from me]

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