A Prayer. Of David.
ears be open to my voice, O Lord, and give me an answer; for
I am poor and in need.
Keep my soul, for I am true to you; O my
God, give salvation to your servant, whose hope is in you.
Have mercy on me, O Lord; for my cry goes
up to you all the day.
Make glad the soul of your servant; for it
is lifted up to you, O Lord.
You are good, O Lord, and full of
forgiveness; your mercy is great to all who make their cry
O Lord, give ear to my prayer; and take note of the sound of
In the day of my trouble I send up my cry
to you; for you will give me an answer.
There is no god like you, O Lord; there
are no works like your works.
Let all the nations whom you have made
come and give worship to you, O Lord, giving glory to your
For you are great, and do great works of wonder; you only
Make your way clear to me, O Lord; I will go on my way in
your faith: let my heart be glad in the fear of your name.
I will give you praise, O Lord my God,
with all my heart; I will give glory to your name for ever.
For your mercy to me is great; you have
taken my soul up from the deep places of the underworld.
O God, men of pride have come up against
me, and the army of violent men would take my life; they
have not put you before them.
But you, O Lord, are a God full of pity
and forgiveness, slow to get angry, great in mercy and
O be turned to me and have mercy on me: give your strength
to your servant, and your salvation to the son of her who is
Give me a sign for good; so that my
haters may see it and be shamed; because you, Lord, have
been my help and comfort.