1 LORD, hear my prayer; pay attention to my request, because you are faithful; answer me in your righteousness. 2 Do not enter into judgment with your servant, for no living person is righteous in your sight.
3 For those who oppose me are pursuing my life, crushing me to the ground, making me sit in darkness like those who died long ago. 4 As a result, my spirit is desolate within me, and my mind within me is appalled.
5 I remember the former times, meditating on everything you have done. I think about the work of your hands. 6 I stretch out my hands toward you, longing for you like a parched land. Interlude
7 Answer me quickly, LORD; my spirit is failing. Do not hide your face from me; otherwise, I will become like those who descend to the Pit, 8 In the morning let me hear of your gracious love, for in you I trust. Cause me to know the way I should take, because I have set my hope on you. 9 Deliver me from my enemies, LORD. I have taken refuge in you. 10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.