Psalm 86 New International Version

A Prayer for God's Continued Mercy

86 Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy. 2  Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; 3  have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. 4  Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you. 5  You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. 6  Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. 7  When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.

8  Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours. 9  All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name. 10  For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God. 11  Teach me your way, Lord, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. 12  I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever. 13  For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead. 14  Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me- they have no regard for you. 15  But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. 16  Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did. 17  Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, Lord, have helped me and comforted me.

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