August 27, 2012
Psalm 143:1-12 (NLT)
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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