Prayer in Time of Distress
A prayer of David.
1 Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and oppressed.
2 Preserve my life, for I am loyal; save your servant who trusts in you.
3 You are my God; pity me, Lord; to you I call all the day.
4 Gladden the soul of your servant; to you, Lord, I lift up my soul.
5 Lord, you are kind and forgiving, most loving to all who call on you.
6 LORD, hear my prayer; listen to my cry for help.
7 In this time of trouble I call, for you will answer me.
8 None among the gods can equal you,
9 All the nations you have made shall come to bow before you,
10 For you are great and do wondrous deeds;
12 I will praise you with all my heart,
13 Your love for me is great;
15 But you, Lord, are a merciful and gracious God,
16 Turn to me, have pity on me; give your strength to your servant;
17 Give me a sign of your favor: make my enemies see, to their confusion,