give ear to my supplications for favor!
Answer me in your fidelity, in your righteousness.
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me dwell in dark places,
like those who have long been dead.
my heart within me is numb.
I meditate on your every deed;
I contemplate the work of your hands.
my soul is like a parched land. Selah.
my spirit languishes;
do not hide your face from me,
or I will become like those
who go down into the pit.
for I have put my trust in you.
Declare to me the road on which I should walk,
for I lift up my soul to you.
I look to you for cover.
for you are my God.
Let your good spirit lead me on level ground.
In your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
and destroy all those who afflict my soul,
for I am your servant.