Psalm 143
NASB 1977►► 
Prayer for Deliverance and Guidance.

A Psalm of David.

     1Hear my prayer, O LORD,
            Give ear to my supplications!
            Answer me in Thy faithfulness, in Thy righteousness!

     2And do not enter into judgment with Thy servant,
            For in Thy sight no man living is righteous.

     3For 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.

     4Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me;
            My heart is appalled within me.

     5I remember the days of old;
            I meditate on all Thy doings;
            I muse on the work of Thy hands.

     6I stretch out my hands to Thee;
            My soul longs for Thee, as a parched land. Selah.

     7Answer me quickly, O LORD, my spirit fails;
            Do not hide Thy face from me,
            Lest I become like those who go down to the pit.

     8Let me hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning;
            For I trust in Thee;
            Teach me the way in which I should walk;
            For to Thee I lift up my soul.

     9Deliver me, O LORD, from my enemies;
            I take refuge in Thee.

     10Teach me to do Thy will,
            For Thou art my God;
            Let Thy good Spirit lead me on level ground.

     11For the sake of Thy name, O LORD, revive me.
            In Thy righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.

     12And in Thy lovingkindness cut off my enemies,
            And destroy all those who afflict my soul;
            For I am Thy servant.

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