In you, Lord, I call; my Rock, do not be deaf to me.
If you fail to answer me, I will join those who go down to the pit.
Hear the sound of my pleading when I cry to you,
lifting my hands toward your holy place.
Do not drag me off with the wicked, with those who do wrong.
Who speak peace to their neighbors though evil is in their hearts.

Blessed be the Lord, who has heard the sound of my pleading.
The Lord is my strength and my shield,
in whom my heart trusted and found help.
So my heart rejoices; with my song I praise my God.

Psalm 28:1-3, 6-7