Let my cry come before you, Lord; in keeping with your word give me discernment.
Let my prayer come before you; rescue me according to your promise.
May my lips pour forth your praise, because you teach me your laws.
May my tongue sing of your promise, for all your commands are just.

Keep your hand ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
I long for your salvation, Lord; your teaching is my delight.
Let me live to praise you; may your edicts give me help.
I have wandered like a lost sheep; seek our your servant, for I do not forget your commands.

Psalm 119 continued – verses 169-176