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Prayer for Help and Guidance.
A Psalm of David.
1 Hear my prayer, O Lord,
Listen to my supplications!
Answer me in Your faithfulness, and in Your righteousness.
2 And do not enter into judgment with Your servant,
For in Your sight no man living is righteous or justified.
3 For the enemy has persecuted me,
He has crushed my life down to the ground;
He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have been long dead.
4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed and weak within me [wrapped in darkness];
My heart grows numb within me.
5 I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that You have done;
I ponder the work of Your hands.
6 I reach out my hands to You;
My throat thirsts for You, as a parched land [thirsts for water]. Selah.
7 Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails;
Do not hide Your face from me,
Or I will become like those who go down into the pit (grave).
8 Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning,
For I trust in You.
Teach me the way in which I should walk,
For I lift up my soul to You.
9 Rescue me, O Lord, from my enemies;
I take refuge in You.
10 Teach me to do Your will [so that I may please You],
For You are my God;
Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground.
11 Save my life, O Lord, for Your name’s sake;
In Your righteousness bring my life out of trouble.
12 In your lovingkindness, silence and destroy my enemies
And destroy all those who afflict my life,
For I am Your servant.