Prayer by David
1 Listen to me, O Jehovah. Answer me, for I am oppressed and needy.
2 Protect me, for I am a godly man. You are my God. Save your servant who trusts you.
3 Have pity on me, O Jehovah, since I call out to you all day long.
4 Give me joy, O Jehovah, and lift me up.
5 You, O Jehovah, are good and forgiving, full of loving kindness toward everyone who calls out to you.
6 Open your ears to my prayer, O Jehovah. Pay attention to my supplications!
7 When I am in trouble, I call out to you because you answer me.
8 No god is like you, O Jehovah. No one can do what you do.
9 All the nations that you have made will bow in your presence, Jehovah. They will honor glorify you.
10 Indeed, you are great, a worker of miracles. You alone are God.
11 Teach me your way, O Jehovah, so that I may live in your truth. Unite my heart to reverence you.
12 I will give thanks to you with all my heart, Jehovah my God. I will honor glorify you forever.
13 Your loving kindness toward me is great. You have rescued me from the depths of the grave.
14 O God, arrogant people attack me, and a mob of ruthless people seeks my life. They think nothing of you.
15 But you, O Jehovah, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient, always faithful and ready to forgive.
16 Turn toward me, have pity and be gracious to me. Give me your strength because I am your servant. Save me because I am the son of your female servant.
17 Grant me some proof of your goodness so that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame. You, O Jehovah, have helped me and comforted me.