A Prayer for Help HEBREW TITLE: A poem by David, when he was in the cave; a prayer. 142 1I call to the LORD for help; I plead with him. 2I bring him all my complaints; I tell him all my troubles. 3When I am ready to give up, he knows what I should do. In the path where I walk, my enemies have hidden a trap for me. 4When I look beside me, I see that there is no one to help me, no one to protect me. No one cares for me. 5LORD, I cry to you for help; you, LORD, are my protector; you are all I want in this life. 6Listen to my cry for help, for I am sunk in despair. Save me from my enemies; they are too strong for me. 7Set me free from my distress;[Z] then in the assembly of your people I will praise you because of your goodness to me.
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