(A psalm by David for the music leader.) A Prayer in Time of Sickness) 41 1You, LORD God, bless everyone who cares for the poor, and you rescue those people in times of trouble. 2You protect them and keep them alive. You make them happy here in this land, and you don't hand them over to their enemies. 3You always heal them and restore their strength when they are sick. 4I prayed, “Have pity, LORD! Heal me, though I have sinned against you.” 5My vicious enemies ask me, “When will you die and be forgotten?” 6When visitors come, all they ever bring are worthless words, and when they leave, they spread gossip. 7My enemies whisper about me. They think the worst, 8and they say, “You have some fatal disease! You'll never get well.” 9 My most trusted friend has turned against me, though he ate at my table. 10Have pity, LORD! Heal me, so I can pay them back. 11Then my enemies won't defeat me, and I will know that you really care. 12You have helped me because I am innocent, and you will always be close to my side. 13 You, the LORD God of Israel, will be praised forever! Amen and amen.
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