1O Lord, I come before you in prayer.
2My God, I trust in you.
Please do not let me be humiliated;
do not let my enemies triumphantly rejoice over me!
3Certainly none who rely on you will be humiliated.
Those who deal in treachery will be thwarted and humiliated.
4Make me understand your ways, O Lord!
Teach me your paths!
5Guide me into your truth and teach me.
For you are the God who delivers me;
on you I rely all day long.
6Remember your compassionate and faithful deeds, O Lord,
for you have always acted in this manner.
7Do not hold against me the sins of my youth or my rebellious acts!
Because you are faithful to me, extend to me your favor, O Lord!
8The Lord is both kind and fair;
that is why he teaches sinners the right way to live.
9May he show the humble what is right!
May he teach the humble his way!
10The Lord always proves faithful and reliable
to those who follow the demands of his covenant.
11For the sake of your reputation, O Lord,
forgive my sin, because it is great.
12The Lord shows his faithful followers
the way they should live.
13They experience his favor;
their descendants inherit the land.
14The Lord’s loyal followers receive his guidance,
and he reveals his covenantal demands to them.
15I continually look to the Lord for help,
for he will free my feet from the enemy’s net.
16Turn toward me and have mercy on me,
for I am alone and oppressed!
17Deliver me from my distress;
rescue me from my suffering!
18See my pain and suffering!
Forgive all my sins!
19Watch my enemies, for they outnumber me;
they hate me and want to harm me.
20Protect me and deliver me!
Please do not let me be humiliated,
for I have taken shelter in you!
21May integrity and godliness protect me,
for I rely on you!
22O God, rescue Israel
from all their distress!