(A psalm by David.) A Prayer in Time of Danger 143 1Listen, LORD, as I pray! You are faithful and honest and will answer my prayer. 2 I am your servant. Don't try me in your court, because no one is innocent by your standards. 3My enemies are chasing me, crushing me in the ground. I am in total darkness, like someone long dead. 4I have given up hope, and I feel numb all over. 5I remember to think about the many things you did in years gone by. 6Then I lift my hands in prayer, because my soul is a desert, thirsty for water from you. 7Please hurry, LORD, and answer my prayer. I feel hopeless. Don't turn away and leave me here to die. 8Each morning let me learn more about your love because I trust you. I come to you in prayer, asking for your guidance. 9Please rescue me from my enemies, LORD! I come to you for safety.[X] 10You are my God. Show me what you want me to do, and let your gentle Spirit lead me in the right path. 11Be true to your name, LORD, and keep my life safe. Use your saving power to protect me from trouble. 12I am your servant. Show how much you love me by destroying my enemies.
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