Let my [mournful] cry come before You, O Lord;
Give me understanding [the ability to learn and a teachable heart] according to Your word [of promise].
Let my supplication come before You;
Deliver me according to Your word.
Let my lips speak praise [with thanksgiving],
For You teach me Your statutes.
Let my tongue sing [praise for the fulfillment] of Your word,
For all Your commandments are righteous.
Let Your hand be ready to help me,
For I have chosen Your precepts.
I long for Your salvation, O Lord,
And Your law is my delight.
Let my soul live that it may praise You,
And let Your ordinances help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep;
Seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments.