A prayer of David.
1 Incline your ear, Lord, and answer me,
for I am afflicted and needy.
2 Guard me, for I am loyal:
save your servant, who trusts in you.
3 Lord, be gracious to me, for you are my God;
I cry to you all the day.
4 Gladden the heart of your servant;
for to you, Lord, I set my hope.
5 For you, Lord, are good and forgiving,
rich in love towards all who call on you.
6 Listen, O Lord, to my prayer;
attend to my plea for mercy.
7 In the day of my trouble I call on you,
with assurance that you will answer me.
8 None of the gods is like you, Lord,
nor are any works like yours.
9 All the nations you have made
will come and bow down before you,
giving glory, O Lord, to your name.
10 For great are you, and a doer of wonders;
11 Teach me, O Lord, your way,
that I may walk in your truth:
so my heart shall rejoice in your name.
12 I will give you thanks, O Lord,
with all my heart, my God,
I will honour your name forever.
13 For great is your love towards me,
from the depths of Sheol you have saved me.
14 Haughty men have risen up against me, O God,
a band of the violent seeking my life,
who think nothing of you.
15 But you are a God of pity and grace,
patient and rich in kindness and faithfulness;
turn to me with your grace, O Lord.
16 Grant your strength to your servant,
and save the child of your handmaid.
17 Show me a sign of your favour,
which those who hate me may see with confusion,
since you, Lord, are my helper and comforter.