My Favorite Psalm – 143

A psalm of David.

 1 LORD, hear my prayer, 
   listen to my cry for mercy; 
in your faithfulness and righteousness 
   come to my relief. 
2 Do not bring your servant into judgment, 
   for no one living is righteous before you. 
3 The enemy pursues me, 
   he crushes me to the ground; 
he makes me dwell in the darkness 
   like those long dead. 
4 So my spirit grows faint within me; 
   my heart within me is dismayed. 
5 I remember the days of long ago; 
   I meditate on all your works 
   and consider what your hands have done. 
6 I spread out my hands to you; 
   I thirst for you like a parched land.[a]

 7 Answer me quickly, LORD; 
   my spirit fails. 
Do not hide your face from me 
   or I will be like those who go down to the pit. 
8 Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, 
   for I have put my trust in you. 
Show me the way I should go, 
   for to you I entrust my life. 
9 Rescue me from my enemies, LORD, 
   for I hide myself in you. 
10 Teach me to do your will, 
   for you are my God; 
may your good Spirit 
   lead me on level ground.

 11 For your name’s sake, LORD, preserve my life; 
   in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. 
12 In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; 
   destroy all my foes, 
   for I am your servant.

 

I’m reading Ephesians every morning (all of it) and Psalm 142 every evening. God is my refuge. 

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