Psalm 86 1A prayer of David. Hear me, LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
2Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;
3have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.
4Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.
5You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.
6Hear my prayer, LORD ; listen to my cry for mercy.
7When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
8Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
9All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring glory to your name.
10For you are great and do marvelous deeds; you alone are God.
11Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
12I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart; I will glorify your name forever.
13For great is your love toward me; you have delivered me from the depths, from the realm of the dead.
14Arrogant foes are attacking me, O God; ruthless people are trying to kill me— they have no regard for you.
15But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.
16Turn to me and have mercy on me; show your strength in behalf of your servant; save me, because I serve you just as my mother did. 17Give me a sign of your goodness, that my enemies may see it and be put to shame, for you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.