Supplication for Help against Enemies

A Prayer of David.

Incline thy ear, O Lord, and answer me,

for I am poor and needy.

Preserve my life, for I am godly;

save thy servant who trusts in thee.

Thou art my God; be gracious to me, O Lord,

for to thee do I cry all the day.

Gladden the soul of thy servant,

for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving,

abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee.

Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;

hearken to my cry of supplication.

In the day of my trouble I call on thee,

for thou dost answer me.

There is none like thee among the gods, O Lord,

nor are there any works like thine.

All the nations thou hast made shall come

and bow down before thee, O Lord,

and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great and doest wondrous things,

thou alone art God.

11 Teach me thy way, O Lord,

that I may walk in thy truth;

unite my heart to fear thy name.

12 I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,

and I will glorify thy name for ever.

13 For great is thy steadfast love toward me;

thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

14 O God, insolent men have risen up against me;

a band of ruthless men seek my life,

and they do not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious,

slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

16 Turn to me and take pity on me;

give thy strength to thy servant,

and save the son of thy handmaid.

17 Show me a sign of thy favor,

that those who hate me may see and be put to shame

because thou, Lord, hast helped me and comforted me.