A Prayer for God's Continued Mercy
A Prayer of David.
1Bow down thine ear, O Lord,
hear me: for I am poor and needy.
2Preserve my soul; for I am holy:
O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3Be merciful unto me, O Lord:
for I cry unto thee daily.
4Rejoice the soul of thy servant:
for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive;
and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer;
and attend to the voice of my supplications.
7In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee:
for thou wilt answer me.
8Among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord;
neither are there any works like unto thy works.
9 # Rev 15.4. All nations whom thou hast made
shall come and worship before thee, O Lord;
and shall glorify thy name.
10For thou art great, and doest wondrous things:
thou art God alone.
11Teach me thy way, O Lord;
I will walk in thy truth:
unite my heart to fear thy name.
12I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart:
and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
13For great is thy mercy toward me:
and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.#86.13 hell, Hebrew Sheol.
14O God, the proud are risen against me,
and the assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul;
and have not set thee before them.
15But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
16O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me;
give thy strength unto thy servant,
and save the son of thine handmaid.
17Show me a token for good;
that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed:
because thou, Lord, hast helped me, and comforted me.