Psalm 40:9-17

I have told the whole community of those who worship you.
    I have told them what you have done to save me.
Lord, you know
    that I haven’t kept quiet.
I haven’t kept to myself that what you did for me was right.
    I have spoken about how faithful you were when you saved me.
I haven’t hidden your love and your faithfulness
    from the whole community.

Lord, don’t hold back your mercy from me.
    May your love and faithfulness always keep me safe.
There are more troubles all around me than I can count.
    My sins have caught up with me, and I can’t see any longer.
My sins are more than the hairs of my head.
    I have lost all hope.

Lord, please save me.
    Lord, come quickly to help me.
Let all those who are trying to kill me be put to shame.
    Let them lose their way.
Let all those who want to destroy me
    be turned back in shame.
Some people make fun of me.
    Let them be shocked when their plans fail.
But let all those who seek you
    be joyful and glad because of what you have done.
Let those who count on you to save them always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

But I am poor and needy.
    May the Lord be concerned about me.
You are the God who helps me and saves me.
    You are my God, so don’t wait any longer.

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