70. Psalm 143- The Prayer of the soul in distress

Hear my Prayer, O Lord, Give Ear to my Supplication! In Your Faithfulness and Righteousness Answer me! Enter not into High Judgment with Your Servant, for no lowly one is Righteous before You. The enemy pursues me, wishing to crush my life to the ground, wishing for me to sit in darkness like those long dead. Therefore at times my spirit faints within me, yea and my heart is always appalled. So I remember the days of old, I meditate on all You Have Done, I muse in awe of What Your Hands Have Wrought. I stretch out my hands to You, my soul thirsts for You like a parched land. Make Haste To Answer me, O Lord! At times when my spirit is frail, hide not Your Face from me, lest I feel like those who go down to the Pit. Let me ponder in the morning of Your Steadfast Love, for in You I put all my trust. Teach me The Way, for By You Alone is my soul Enlightened. And Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies! I flee to You for refuge! Teach me to do Your Will, for You Are my God! Let Your Good Spirit lead me on a level path! And for Your Names’ Sake, O YHWH, Preserve my life. In Your Righteousness Bring me Out Of trouble. And in Your Steadfast Love Cut Off my enemies, yea Destroy all my adversaries, for I am Your Loyal Servant.