Prayer for Help and Thanksgiving
1 To Thee, O Lord, I call;
my rock, be not deaf to me,
lest, if Thou be silent to me,
I become like those who go down to the Pit.
2 Hear the voice of my supplication,
as I cry to Thee for help,
as I lift up my hands
towards Thy most holy sanctuary.
3 Take me not off with the wicked,
with those who are workers of evil,
who speak peace with their neighbors,
while mischief is in their hearts.
4 Requite them according to their work,
and according to the evil of their deeds;
requite them according to the work of their hands;
render them their due reward.
5 Because they do not regard the works of the Lord,
or the work of his hands,
He will break them down and build them up no more.
6 Blessed be the Lord!
for He has heard the voice of my supplications.
7 The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in Him my heart trusts;
so I am helped, and my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to Him.
8 The Lord is the strength of His people,
He is the saving refuge of His anointed.
9 O save Thy people, and bless Thy heritage;
be Thou their shepherd, and carry them for ever.
– Psalm 28