1To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;
my God, I put my trust in you;
let me not be humiliated,
nor let my enemies triumph over me.
2 Let none who look to you be put to shame;
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.
3 Show me your ways, O LORD,
and teach me your paths.
4 Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
in you have I trusted all the day long.
5 Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love,
for they are from everlasting.
6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions;
remember me according to your love
and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.
7 Gracious and upright is the LORD;
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.
8 He guides the humble in doing right
and teaches his way to the lowly.
9 All the paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
10 For your Name’s sake, O LORD,
forgive my sin, for it is great.
11 Who are they who fear the LORD?
he will teach them the way that they should choose.
12 They shall dwell in prosperity,
and their offspring shall inherit the land.
13 The LORD is a friend to those who fear him
and will show them his covenant.
14 My eyes are ever looking to the LORD,
for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
15 Turn to me and have pity on me,
for I am left alone and in misery.
16 The sorrows of my heart have increased;
bring me out of my troubles.
17 Look upon my adversity and misery
and forgive me all my sin.
18 Look upon my enemies, for they are many,
and they bear a violent hatred against me.
19 Protect my life and deliver me;
let me not be put to shame, for I have trusted in you.
20 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for my hope has been in you.
21 Deliver Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.
A Prayer for the Poor and Neglected
Almighty and most merciful God, we remember before you all poor and neglected persons whom it would be easy for us to forget: the homeless and the destitute, the old and the sick, and all who have none to care for them. Help us to heal those who are broken in body or spirit, and to turn their sorrow into joy. Grant this, Father, for the love of your Son, who for our sake became poor, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.