Prayer for Protection, Guidance and Pardon.
A Psalm of David.
1To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2O my God, in You I trust,
Do not let me be ashamed;
Do not let my enemies exult over me.
3Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed;
Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.
4Make me know Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.
5Lead me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You I wait all the day.
6Remember, O Lord, Your compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they have been #Or everlastingfrom of old.
7Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.
8Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.
9He leads the humble in justice,
And He teaches the humble His way.
10All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth
To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
12Who is the man who fears the Lord?
He will instruct him in the way he should choose.
13His soul will abide in prosperity,
And his #Lit seeddescendants will inherit the land.
14The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
And He will make them know His covenant.
15My eyes are continually toward the Lord,
For He will pluck my feet out of the net.
16Turn to me and be gracious to me,
For I am lonely and afflicted.
17The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
Bring me out of my distresses.
18Look upon my affliction and my #Lit toiltrouble,
And forgive all my sins.
19Look upon my enemies, for they are many,
And they hate me with violent hatred.
20Guard my soul and deliver me;
Do not let me be ashamed, for I take refuge in You.
21Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
For I wait for You.
22Redeem Israel, O God,
Out of all his troubles.