A prayer for God’s grace to assist us to the end.
1 A prayer for David himself. Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor. 2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy: save thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in thee. 3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day. 4 Give joy to the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, I have lifted up my soul. 5 For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer: and attend to the voice of my petition. 7 I have called upon thee in the day of my trouble: because thou hast heard me. 8 There is none among the gods like unto thee, O Lord: and there is none according to thy works. 9 All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee, O Lord: and they shall glorify thy name. 10 For thou art great and dost wonderful things: thou art God alone.
11 Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name. 12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God: with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever: 13 For thy mercy is great towards me: and thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell. 14 O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul: and they have not set thee before their eyes. 15 And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, patient, and of much mercy, and true.
16 O look upon me, and have mercy on me: give thy command to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid. 17 Shew me a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded, because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and hast comforted me.
Commentary “I am holy”: I am by my office and profession dedicated to thy service.
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