(By David.) A Prayer of Praise 27 1You, LORD, are the light that keeps me safe. I am not afraid of anyone. You protect me, and I have no fears. 2Brutal people may attack and try to kill me, but they will stumble. Fierce enemies may attack, but they will fall. 3Armies may surround me, but I won't be afraid; war may break out, but I will trust you. 4I ask only one thing, LORD: Let me live in your house every day of my life to see how wonderful you are and to pray in your temple. 5In times of trouble, LORD, you will protect me. You will hide me in your tent and keep me safe on top of a mighty rock.[F] 6You will let me defeat all my enemies. Then I will celebrate, as I enter your tent with animal sacrifices and songs of praise. 7Please listen when I pray! Have pity. Answer my prayer. 8My heart tells me to pray. I am eager to see your face, 9so don't hide from me. I am your servant, LORD, and you have helped me. Don't turn from me in anger. You alone keep me safe. Don't reject or desert me. 10Even if my father and mother should desert me, you will take care of me. 11Teach me to follow, LORD, and lead me on the right path because of my enemies. 12Don't let them do to me what they want. People tell lies about me and make violent threats, 13but I know I will live to see how kind you are. 14Trust the LORD! Be brave and strong and trust the LORD.
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