Incline Your ear, O LORD, and answer me,
For I am distressed and needy [I long for Your help].
Protect my life (soul), for I am godly and faithful;
O You my God, save Your servant, who trusts in You [believing in You and relying on You, confidently committing everything to You].
Be gracious and merciful to me, O Lord,
For to You I cry out all the day long.
Make Your servant rejoice,
For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul [all that I am—in prayer].
For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our sins, sending them away, completely letting them go forever and ever];
And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You.
Hear, O LORD, my prayer;
And listen attentively to the voice of my supplications (specific requests)!
In the day of my trouble I will call upon You,
For You will answer me.