1 Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications;
answer me in your righteousness.
2 Enter not into judgement with your servant,
for in your sight shall no one living be justified.
3 For the enemy has pursued me,
crushing my life to the ground,
making me sit in darkness like those long dead.
4 My spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is desolate.
5 I remember the time past; I muse upon all your deeds;
I consider the works of your hands.
6 I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul gasps for you like a thirsty land.
7 O Lord, make haste to answer me; my spirit fails me;
hide not your face from me
lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.
8 Let me hear of your loving-kindness in the morning,
for in you I put my trust;
show me the way I should walk in,
for I lift up my soul to you.
9 Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies,
for I flee to you for refuge.
10 Teach me to do what pleases you, for you are my God;
let your kindly spirit lead me on a level path.
11 Revive me, O Lord, for your names sake;
for your righteousness sake, bring me out of trouble.
The New Revised Standard Version (Anglicized Edition), copyright 1989, 1995 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Common Worship psalter is © The Archbishops Council of the Church of England, 2000.
Common Worship texts are available at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/worship/liturgy/commonworship/
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