Psalms - Chapter 86

1

A prayer of David. Hear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.


2

Guard my life, for I am devoted to you. You are my God; save your servant who trusts in you.


3

Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long.


4

Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.


5

You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you.


6

Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy.


7

In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me.


8

Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.


9

All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, O Lord; they will bring glory to your name.


10

For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.


11

Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.


12

I will praise you, O Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.


13

For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths of the grave.


14

The arrogant are attacking me, O God; a band of ruthless men seeks my life-- men without regard for you.


15

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.


16

Turn to me and have mercy on me; grant your strength to your servant and save the son of your maidservant.


17

Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, O LORD, have helped me and comforted me.