1 LORD, hear my prayer, ¶ listen to my cry for mercy; ¶ in your faithfulness and righteousness ¶ come to my relief.
2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.
3 The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; ¶ he makes me dwell in the darkness ¶ like those long dead.
4 So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.
5 I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works ¶ and consider what your hands have done.
6 I spread out my hands to you; I thirst for you like a parched land. [^1]
7 Answer me quickly, LORD; ¶ my spirit fails. ¶ Do not hide your face from me ¶ or I will be like those who go down to the pit.
8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. ¶ Show me the way I should go, ¶ for to you I entrust my life.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, for I hide myself in you.
10 Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; ¶ may your good Spirit ¶ lead me on level ground.
11 For your name's sake, LORD, preserve my life; ¶ in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble.
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, ¶ for I am your servant.