Psalm 86

1Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me,
   for I am poor and needy.
2Preserve my life, for I am godly;
   save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
3Be gracious to me, O Lord,
   for to you do I cry all the day.
4Gladden the soul of your servant,
   for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
   abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer;
   listen to my plea for grace.
7In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
   for you answer me.

8There is none like you among the gods, O Lord,
   nor are there any works like yours.
9All the nations you have made shall come
   and worship before you, O Lord,
   and shall glorify your name.
10For you are great and do wondrous things;
   you alone are God.
11Teach me your way, O LORD,
   that I may walk in your truth;
   unite my heart to fear your name.
12I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart,
   and I will glorify your name forever.
13For great is your steadfast love toward me;
   you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

14O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
   a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
   and they do not set you before them.
15But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
   slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16Turn to me and be gracious to me;
   give your strength to your servant,
   and save the son of your maidservant.
17Show me a sign of your favor,
   that those who hate me may see and be put to shame
   because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.