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.
12 In your faithfulness, slay my enemies,
and destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for truly I am your servant.
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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10 February 2011