Psalm 41 New Living Translation

A Prayer for Healing

41 1  Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble. 2  The Lord protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies. 3  The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health. 4  "O Lord," I prayed, "have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you."

5  But my enemies say nothing but evil about me. "How soon will he die and be forgotten?" they ask. 6  They visit me as if they were my friends, but all the while they gather gossip, and when they leave, they spread it everywhere. 7  All who hate me whisper about me, imagining the worst. 8  "He has some fatal disease," they say. "He will never get out of that bed!" 9  Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely, the one who shared my food, has turned against me. 10  Lord, have mercy on me. Make me well again, so I can pay them back! 11  I know you are pleased with me, for you have not let my enemies triumph over me. 12  You have preserved my life because I am innocent; you have brought me into your presence forever. 13  Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen!


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