1Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and in your faithfulness give ear to my supplications; •
answer me in your righteousness.
2Enter not into judgement
with your servant, •
for in your sight shall no one living be justified.
3My spirit faints within
my heart within me is desolate.
4I stretch out my hands
to you; •
my soul gasps for you like a thirsty land.
5O Lord, make haste to
answer me; my spirit fails me; •
hide not your face from me
lest I be like those who go down to the Pit.
6Let me hear of your
loving-kindness in the morning,
for in you I put my trust; •
show me the way I should walk in,
for I lift up my soul to you.
7Teach me to do what
pleases you, for you are my God; •
let your kindly spirit lead me on a level path.
8Revive me, O Lord, for
your name’s sake; •
for your righteousness’sake, bring me out of trouble.
Psalm 143.1, 2, 4, 6-8, 10, 11
AllGlory to the Father and
to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.