Lament and Petition
A Davidic prayer.
1Listen, Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy. # Ps 17:6; 31:2; 70:5
2Protect my life, for I am faithful. # 1Sm 2:9; Ps 37:28
You are my God; save Your servant who trusts in You. # Ps 109:26
3Be gracious to me, Lord,
for I call to You all day long. # Ps 25:5; 88:9
4Bring joy to Your servant’s life,
because I turn to You, Lord. # Ps 25:1; 43:5
5For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive, # Ps 130:4
rich in faithful love to all who call on You. # Ps 103:8; 145:8
6Lord, hear my prayer;
listen to my plea for mercy. # Ps 55:1-2
7I call on You in the day of my distress,
for You will answer me. # Gn 35:3; Ps 17:6; 20:1
8Lord, there is no one like You among the gods,
and there are no works like Yours. # Ex 15:11; Dt 3:24; Ps 89:6
9All the nations You have made
will come and bow down before You, Lord,
and will honor Your name. # Ps 22:7; Is 66:24; Rv 15:4
10For You are great and perform wonders;
You alone are God. # 2Kg 19:15; Ps 72:18; 83:18; Jr 10:6
11Teach me Your way, Yahweh,
and I will live by Your truth.
Give me an undivided mind to fear Your name. # Ps 25:4-5; 26:3
12I will praise You with all my heart, Lord my God,
and will honor Your name forever. # Ps 111:1
13For Your faithful love for me is great,
and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol. # Ps 30:3; Ezk 26:20
14God, arrogant people have attacked me;
a gang of ruthless men seeks my life.
They have no regard for You. # Ps 54:3
15But You, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God,
slow to anger and rich in faithful love and truth. # Ex 34:6; Nm 14:18; Neh 9:17
16Turn to me and be gracious to me.
Give Your strength to Your servant;
save the son of Your female servant. # Ps 25:16; 68:35
17Show me a sign of Your goodness;
my enemies will see and be put to shame
because You, Lord, have helped and comforted me. # Ps 112:10; 132:18