54. Psalm 69- The Prayer for deliverance

Save me, O God! For the waters have come up to my neck. I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold, I have come into deep waters and the flood sweeps over me. I am weary and nearly cry, my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God. To Whom 1 day is a 1,000 of our years. More in number than the hairs of my head are those who hate me without cause, formidable are those who would destroy me, they attack me with lies. And what I did not steal I must now restore? Nay! O God, You Know my folly, any wrongs I have done are not hidden from You. So Let not those who hope in You be put to shame through me, O YHWH Lord of hosts, let not those who seek You have any dishonor through me, O God of Israel. For it is only for Your Sake that I have borne reproach, that shame would seem to cover my face. Hence I have become a stranger to my brethren, an alien to my mothers’ sons. For zeal my house would consume me, yea the insults of those who insult You now fall upon me. When I humbled my soul with fasting, going vegan it became as if my reproach. When I made sackcloth my clothing, abandoned materialism I became a byword to them. I am the talk of those who sit in the gate and drunkard fools make songs about me. But as for me, my Prayer is to You, O Lord. So please at an acceptable time, O God, in the Abundance of Your Steadfast Love, Answer me. With Your Faithful Help Rescue me from sinking in the mire, Let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters. Let not any flood sweep over me, or the deeps swallow me up, or the Pit close its mouth over me. Answer me, O Lord, for Your Steadfast Love is Good, according to Your Abundant Mercy, Turn To me. Yea Hide not Your Face From Your Servant for long, as I am in distress, Make Haste to Answer me. Draw Near to me, Redeem me, Set me Free because of my enemies! You Know how they reproach and seek to shame and dishonor me, yea my foes are all Known To You. They throw insults to break my heart, so that I might despair. And if I look for pity, there is none, and if for comforters, I will find not any. They try to poison me with bad food, think about the food industry and for my thirst they wish it be vinegar I drink. Nay! Let their own table before them become a snare, Let their sacrificial feasts of murdered innocent animals be a trap. Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see and make their loins tremble fearing death continually. Done, all Godless fools fear death! Pour Out Your Indignation Upon them and Let Your Burning Anger Overtake them. May their camps be of desolation, recall all the ancient abandoned cities we covered in the Quran yea Let none rest in their dwellings. For they persecute believers whom You Are Already Testing, those You Have Tried they afflict still more. So likewise Add to them Punishment upon Punishment, may they have no acquittal from You. Let them be blotted out of Your Book of the Living, let them not be enrolled among the Righteous! I am as if afflicted and in pain, so Let Your Salvation, O YHWH, Set me on High! Then My soul will sing to Your Name, I will praise You always with great thanksgiving. And I know this will Please You more than any ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. Let the oppressed see it and be glad, you who seek God, let your hearts revive. For YHWH Hears those humbled and in need and does not despise His Own that are in bonds. Let heaven and Earth praise Him and the seas with all that lives therein. For God Will Save Zion and Rebuild the cities of Judah and His Servants shall dwell there and possess it, then the children of His Servants shall inherit it, yea those who love His Name shall dwell there in peace.