1A prayer of David:
Listen, Adonai, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
2Preserve my life, for I am faithful;
save your servant,
who puts his trust in you
because you are my God.
3Take pity on me, Adonai,
for I cry to you all day.
4Fill your servant’s heart with joy,
for to you, Adonai, I lift my heart.
5Adonai, you are kind and forgiving,
full of grace toward all who call on you.
6Listen, Adonai, to my prayer;
pay attention to my pleading cry.
7On the day of my trouble I am calling on you,
for you will answer me.
8There is none like you among the gods, Adonai;
no deeds compare with yours.
9All the nations you have made
will come and bow before you, Adonai;
they will honor your name.
10For you are great, and you do wonders;
you alone are God.
11Adonai, teach me your way,
so that I can live by your truth;
make me single-hearted,
so that I can fear your name.
12I will thank you, Adonai my God,
with my whole heart;
and I will glorify your name forever.
13For your grace toward me is so great!
You have rescued me from the lowest part of Sh’ol.
14God, arrogant men are rising against me,
a gang of brutes is seeking my life,
and to you they pay no attention.
15But you, Adonai,
are a merciful, compassionate God,
slow to anger
and rich in grace and truth.
16Turn to me, and show me your favor;
strengthen your servant, save your slave-girl’s son.
17Give me a sign of your favor,
so that those who hate me
will see it and be ashamed,
because you, Adonai,
have helped and comforted me.