Hear Me Quickly, Lord

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Minister: Lift up your hearts!
Congregation: We lift them up to the Lord!

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
     Give ear to what I say.
In Your faithfulness, answer me now,
     And in Your righteousness,
     Hear my request.

Do not enter into judgment with me,
     For in Your sight,
     We all are condemned.

An enemy attacks my soul,
     He has struck my life down to earth.
He made me live in the dark,
     As those who have been dead for years.

My spirit sinks,
     My heart is desolate.
I remember the days of old,
     All that You have done,
     And all the works of Your hands.

I stretch out my hands to You,
     My soul thirsts for You,
     As in a thirsty land.
          Consider these words.

Hear me quickly, Lord.
     My spirit faints.
     Do not hide Your face from me,
Lest I be like those who descend to the pit.

Let me hear Your lovingkindness,
     In the morning, speak Your word.
In You I trust,
     Guide the way that I walk,
     For I lift up my soul to You.

Deliver me, Lord, from all my foes.
     I hide in You; I fled to You.

Teach me Your will, for You are my God,
     Your Spirit is good,
     So lead me to an upright land.

Quicken me, Lord, for Your name’s sake.
     For Your righteousness’ sake,
     Bring my soul up from death.

Out of Your mercy, cut off my foes,
     Destroy all those who afflict my soul.
     For I am Your servant,
     I wait on You now.

Psalm 143

And so, gracious Father, we worship You now through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end, amen.

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