Lord, I’m fading away. I’m discouraged and lying in the dust;
revive me by your word, just like you promised you would.
I’ve poured out my life before you,
and you’ve always been there for me.
So now I ask: teach me more of your holy decrees.
Open up my understanding to the ways of your wisdom,
and I will meditate deeply on your splendor and your wonders.
My life’s strength melts away with grief and sadness;
come strengthen me and encourage me with your words.
Keep me far away from what is false;
give me grace to stay true to your laws.
I’ve chosen to obey your truth
and walk in the splendor-light of all that you teach me.
Lord, don’t allow me to make a mess of my life,
for I cling to your commands and follow them as closely as I can.
I will run after you with delight in my heart,
for you will make me obedient to your instructions.