A Prayer for Help HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David. 143 1LORD, hear my prayer! In your righteousness listen to my plea; answer me in your faithfulness! 2 Don't put me, your servant, on trial; no one is innocent in your sight. 3My enemies have hunted me down and completely defeated me. They have put me in a dark prison, and I am like those who died long ago. 4So I am ready to give up; I am in deep despair. 5I remember the days gone by; I think about all that you have done, I bring to mind all your deeds. 6I lift up my hands to you in prayer; like dry ground my soul is thirsty for you. 7Answer me now, LORD! I have lost all hope. Don't hide yourself from me, or I will be among those who go down to the world of the dead. 8Remind me each morning of your constant love, for I put my trust in you. My prayers go up to you; show me the way I should go. 9I go to you for protection, LORD; rescue me from my enemies. 10You are my God; teach me to do your will. Be good to me, and guide me on a safe path. 11Rescue me, LORD, as you have promised; in your goodness save me from my troubles! 12Because of your love for me, kill my enemies and destroy all my oppressors, for I am your servant.
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