Psalm 143 New Living Translation

A Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance

143 1  Hear my prayer, O Lord ; listen to my plea! Answer me because you are faithful and righteous. 2  Don't put your servant on trial, for no one is innocent before you. 3  My enemy has chased me. He has knocked me to the ground and forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave. 4  I am losing all hope; I am paralyzed with fear. 5  I remember the days of old. I ponder all your great works and think about what you have done. 6  I lift my hands to you in prayer. I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude

7  Come quickly, Lord, and answer me, for my depression deepens. Don't turn away from me, or I will die. 8  Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning, for I am trusting you. Show me where to walk, for I give myself to you. 9  Rescue me from my enemies, Lord ; I run to you to hide me. 10  Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing. 11  For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life. Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress. 12  In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies and destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.

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