A Prayer of Confidence HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David. 16 1Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety. 2I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord; all the good things I have come from you.” 3How excellent are the LORD's faithful people! My greatest pleasure is to be with them. 4Those who rush to other gods bring many troubles on themselves.[K] I will not take part in their sacrifices; I will not worship their gods. 5You, LORD, are all I have, and you give me all I need; my future is in your hands. 6How wonderful are your gifts to me; how good they are! 7I praise the LORD, because he guides me, and in the night my conscience warns me. 8I am always aware of the LORD's presence; he is near, and nothing can shake me. 9And so I am thankful and glad, and I feel completely secure, 10 because you protect me from the power of death. I have served you faithfully, and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead. 11 You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.
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