We beseech God to help us in Psalm 143:
Lord, listen to my
turn your ear to my appeal.
You are faithful, you are just; give answer.
Do not call your servant to judgment
for no one is just in your sight.
The enemy pursues my
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me dwell in darkness
like the dead, long forgotten.
Therefore my spirit fails;
my heart is numb within me.
me, Lord, from my enemies;
I have fled to you for refuge.
Teach me to do your will
for you, O Lord, are my God.
Let your good spirit guide me
in ways that are level and smooth.
For your name's sake, Lord, save my life;
in your justice save my soul from distress.
and Psalm 86:
Turn your ear, O
Lord, and give answer
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am faithful:
save the servant who trusts in you.
In the day of distress
I will call
and surely you will reply.
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord;
nor work to compare with yours.
proud have risen against me;
ruthless men seek my life:
to you they pay no heed.
But you, God of mercy
slow to anger, O Lord,
abounding in love and truth,
turn and take pity on me.
We ought to have confidence in the Lord, Our God as expressed in Psalm 125:
Those who put their
trust in the Lord
are like Mount Zion, that cannot be shaken,
that stands for ever.
Jerusalem! The mountains surround her,
so the Lord surrounds his people
both now and for ever.
For the scepter of the wicked shall not rest
over the land of the just
for fear that the hands of the just should turn to evil.
Do good, Lord, to those who are good,
to the upright of heart;
but the crooked and those who do evil, drive them awayl
Entreaty and thanksgiving in Psalm 28:
To you, O Lord, I call,
my rock, hear me.
If you do not heed I shall become
like those in the grave.
Hear the voice of my
as I call for help,
as I lift up my hands in prayer
to your holy place.
Do not drag me away
with the wicked,
with the evif-doers,
who speak words of peace to their neighbors
but with evil in their hearts.
Blessed be the Lord
he has heard
my cry, my appeal.
The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts.
I was helped, my heart rejoices
and I praise him with my song.
The Lord is the
strength of his peopte,
a fortress where his anointed find salvation.
Save your people; bless Israel your heritage.
Be their shepherd and carry them for ever.
Created July 16, 1996.