Psalm of the Day Bread of Life Psalm 143
1Hear my prayer, O Lord;
give ear to my pleas for | mercy!*
In your faithfulness answer me, in your | righteousness!
2Enter not into judgment with your | servant,*
for no one living is righteous be- | fore you.
3For the enemy has pursued my soul;
he has crushed my life | to the ground;*
he has made me sit in darkness like | those long dead.
4Therefore my spirit faints with- | in me;*
my heart within me | is appalled.
5I remember the days of old;
I meditate on all that | you have done;*
I ponder the work | of your hands.
6I stretch out my | hands to you;*
my soul thirsts for you like a | parched land.
7Answer me quickly, O Lord!
My | spirit fails!*
Hide not your face from me,
lest I be like those who go down | to the pit.
8Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love,
for in | you I trust.*
Make me know the way I should go,
for to you I lift | up my soul.
9Deliver me from my enemies, | O Lord!*
I have fled to you for | refuge!
10Teach me to do your will,
for you | are my God!*
Let your good Spirit lead me
on | level ground!
11For your name's sake, O Lord, pre- | serve my life!*
In your righteousness bring my soul out of | trouble!
12And in your steadfast love you will cut off my | enemies,*
and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul,
for I am your | servant.