Psalm 143 New American Standard Bible

A Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance

143 1  Hear my prayer , O Lord , Give ear to my supplications ! Answer me in Your faithfulness , in Your righteousness ! 2  And do not enter into judgment with Your servant , For in Your sight no man living is righteous . 3  For 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 . 4  Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me; My heart is appalled within me. 5  I remember the days of old ; I meditate on all Your doings ; I muse on the work of Your hands . 6  I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land . Selah .

7  Answer 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 . 8  Let 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 . 9  Deliver me, O Lord , from my enemies ; I take refuge in You. 10  Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God ; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground . 11  For the sake of Your name , O Lord , revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble . 12  And in Your lovingkindness , cut off my enemies And destroy all those who afflict my soul , For I am Your servant .

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