|Evening Prayer of Trust in God.|
For the choir director; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.
1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
2O sons of men, how long will my honor become a reproach?
How long will you love what is worthless and aim at deception?
3But know that the LORD has set apart the godly man for Himself;
The LORD hears when I call to Him.
4Tremble, and do not sin;
Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still.
5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And trust in the LORD.
6Many are saying, Who will show us any good?
Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O LORD!
7You have put gladness in my heart,
More than when their grain and new wine abound.
8In peace I will both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O LORD, make me to dwell in safety.
NASB © 1995 by The Lockman Foundation
1. David prays for audience
2. He reproves and exhorts his enemies
6. Man's happiness is in God's favor