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(A)A Prayer for Help[a]

57 Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful,
    because I come to you for safety.
In the shadow of your wings I find protection
    until the raging storms are over.

I call to God, the Most High,
    to God, who supplies my every need.
He will answer from heaven and save me;
    he will defeat my oppressors.
    God will show me his constant love and faithfulness.

I am surrounded by enemies,
    who are like lions hungry for human flesh.
Their teeth are like spears and arrows;
    their tongues are like sharp swords.

Show your greatness in the sky, O God,
    and your glory over all the earth.

My enemies have spread a net to catch me;
    I am overcome with distress.
They dug a pit in my path,
    but fell into it themselves.

I have complete confidence, O God;
    I will sing and praise you!
Wake up, my soul!
    Wake up, my harp and lyre!
    I will wake up the sun.
I will thank you, O Lord, among the nations.
    I will praise you among the peoples.
10 Your constant love reaches the heavens;
    your faithfulness touches the skies.
11 Show your greatness in the sky, O God,
    and your glory over all the earth.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 57:1 HEBREW TITLE: A psalm by David, after he fled from Saul in the cave.

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