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PSALM 86

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Great Is Your Steadfast Love
A Prayer of David.
86:1
Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
2
Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
3
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
4
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
6
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
7
In the day of my trouble I call upon you,
for you answer me.

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

14
O God, insolent men have risen up against me;
a band of ruthless men seeks my life,
and they do not set you before them.
15
But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious,
slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.
16
Turn to me and be gracious to me;
give your strength to your servant,
and save the son of your maidservant.
17
Show 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.

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