Psalm 86:1-Psalm 87:1 - Lament And Petition

1 [A Prayer of David.] Bow down your ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. 2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O you my God, save your servant that trusts in you. 3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto you daily. 4 Rejoice the soul of your servant: for unto you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

5 For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive; and abundant in mercy unto all them that call upon you. 6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my supplications. 7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon you: for you will answer me.

8 Among the gods there is none like unto you, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto your works. 9 All nations which you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord; and shall glorify your name. 10 For you are great, and do wondrous things: you are God alone.

11 Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name. 12 I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify your name forevermore. 13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the depths of sheol.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; and have not set you before them. 15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in mercy and truth. 16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give your strength unto your servant, and save the son of your handmaid. 17 Show me a sign for good; that they who hate me may see it, and be ashamed: because you, LORD, have helped me, and comforted me.

1 [A Psalm or Song for the Sons of Korah.] His foundation is in the holy mountains.