Psalms - Chapter 143

1

A psalm of David. O LORD, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief.


2

Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.


3

The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead.


4

So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.


5

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.


6

I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like a parched land. Selah


7

Answer me quickly, O LORD; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit.


8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.


9

Rescue me from my enemies, O LORD, for I hide myself in you.


10

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.


11

For your name's sake, O LORD, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.


12

In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.