New Living Translation


Psalms 86

Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.  Save me, for I serve you and trust you.  You are my God.
Be merciful, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord, for my life depends on you.

O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask your aid.
Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever trouble strikes, and you will answer me.

Nowhere among the pagan gods is there a god like you, O Lord.  
There are no other miracles like yours.
All the nations--and you made each one--will come and bow before you, Lord;
they will praise your great and holy name.

For you are great and perform great miracles. You alone are God.
Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! 
Grant me purity of heart, that I may honor you.

With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever,
for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death!
O God, insolent people rise up against me; violent people are trying to kill me.
And you mean nothing to them.

But you, O Lord, are a merciful and gracious God, slow to get angry, full of unfailing love and truth.
Look down and have mercy on me. Give strength to your servant; yes, save me, for I am your servant.

Send me a sign of your favor. Then those who hate me will be put to shame, for you,
O LORD, help and comfort me.