Psalm 86 New Living Translation

A Prayer for God's Continued Mercy

86 1  Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help. 2  Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God. 3  Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly. 4  Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you. 5  O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. 6  Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord ; hear my urgent cry. 7  I will call to you whenever I'm in trouble, and you will answer me.

8  No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do! 9  All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name. 10  For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. 11  Teach me your ways, O Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honor you. 12  With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, 13  for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death. 14  O God, insolent people rise up against me; a violent gang is trying to kill me. You mean nothing to them. 15  But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. 16  Look down and have mercy on me. Give your strength to your servant; save me, the son of your servant. 17  Send me a sign of your favor. Then those who hate me will be put to shame, for you, O Lord, help and comfort me.

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