A Prayer of David – Psalm 86 for the “Save The Dave Foundation”
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;
Harken to my cry of supplication,
in the day of my trouble I call on thee,
for thou dost answer me.
(8) 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.
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 hear to fear thy name.
I give thanks to thee, O Lord, my God, with all my heart,
and I will glorify thy name forever.
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.
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 safe the son of thy handmaid.
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.