PSALM 143 Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance. A Psalm of David. 143 1Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! 2And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous. 3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He has made me dwell in dark places, like those who have long been dead. 4Therefore my spirit [C]is overwhelmed within me; My heart is [D]appalled within me. 5I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Your doings; I muse on the work of Your hands. 6I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a [E]parched land. [F]Selah. 7Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. 8Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. 9Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; [G]I take refuge in You. 10Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level [H]ground. 11For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble. 12And in Your lovingkindness, [I]cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul, For I am Your servant.
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