A Prayer for Help HEBREW TITLE: A prayer by David. 86 1Listen to me, LORD, and answer me, for I am helpless and weak. 2Save me from death, because I am loyal to you; save me, for I am your servant and I trust in you. 3You are my God, so be merciful to me; I pray to you all day long. 4Make your servant glad, O Lord, because my prayers go up to you. 5You are good to us and forgiving, full of constant love for all who pray to you. 6Listen, LORD, to my prayer; hear my cries for help. 7I call to you in times of trouble, because you answer my prayers. 8There is no god like you, O Lord, not one has done what you have done. 9 All the nations that you have created will come and bow down to you; they will praise your greatness. 10You are mighty and do wonderful things; you alone are God. 11Teach me, LORD, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion. 12I will praise you with all my heart, O Lord my God; I will proclaim your greatness forever. 13How great is your constant love for me! You have saved me from the grave itself. 14Proud people are coming against me, O God; a cruel gang is trying to kill me— people who pay no attention to you. 15But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful. 16Turn to me and have mercy on me; strengthen me and save me, because I serve you just as my mother did. 17Show me proof of your goodness, LORD; those who hate me will be ashamed when they see that you have given me comfort and help.
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