Psalm 25
Contemporary English Version

(By David.)

A Prayer for Guidance and Help

1I offer you my heart, Lord God,

2and I trust you.

Don't make me ashamed

or let enemies defeat me.

3Don't disappoint any

of your worshipers,

but disappoint all

deceitful liars.

4Show me your paths

and teach me to follow;

5guide me by your truth

and instruct me.

You keep me safe,

and I always trust you.

6Please, Lord, remember,

you have always

been patient and kind.

7Forget each wrong I did

when I was young.

Show how truly kind you are

and remember me.

8You are honest and merciful,

and you teach sinners

how to follow your path.

9You lead humble people

to do what is right

and to stay on your path.

10In everything you do,

you are kind and faithful

to everyone who keeps

our agreement with you.

11Be true to your name, Lord,

by forgiving each one

of my terrible sins.

12You will show the right path

to all who worship you.

13Then they will have plenty,

and their children

will receive the land.

14Our Lord, you are the friend

of your worshipers,

and you make an agreement

with all of us.

15I always look to you,

because you rescue me

from every trap.

16I am lonely and troubled.

Show that you care

and have pity on me.

17My awful worries keep growing.

Rescue me from sadness.

18See my troubles and misery

and forgive my sins.

19Look at all my enemies!

See how much they hate me.

20I come to you for shelter.

Protect me, keep me safe,

and don't disappoint me.

21I obey you with all my heart,

and I trust you, knowing

that you will save me.

22Our God, please save Israel

from all its troubles.

Contemporary English Version, Second Edition (CEV®)

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