Psalm 142

Voce mea ad Dominum
I cried unto the Lord with my voice; *
even unto the Lord I made my supplication.
I poured out my complaints before him, *
and showed him my trouble.
When my spirit was in heaviness you knew my path; *
in the way wherein I walked they had secretly laid a snare for me.
I looked also to my right hand *
and saw there was no one who would know me.
I had no place to flee to, *
and no one cared for my soul.
I cried out to you, O Lord, and said, *
“You are my refuge, and my portion in the land of the living.”
Consider my complaint, *
for I am brought very low.
O deliver me from my persecutors, *
for they are too strong for me.
Bring me out of prison, that I may give thanks unto your Name. *
When you show me your loving-kindness, then shall the righteous gather around me.

Psalm 143

Domine, exaudi
Hear my prayer, O Lord, and consider my supplications; *
hearken to me, for your truth and righteousness’ sake.
Enter not into judgment with your servant, *
for in your sight shall no one living be justified.
For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has smitten my life down to the ground; *
he has laid me in the darkness, like those who have been long dead.
Therefore my spirit faints within me, *
and my heart within me is desolate.
Yet I remember the time past; I muse upon all your works; *
indeed, I meditate on the works of your hands.
I stretch forth my hands to you; *
my soul gasps for you as a thirsty land.
Hear me, O Lord, and very soon, for my spirit grows faint; *
hide not your face from me, lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
O let me hear your loving-kindness in the morning, for in you have I put my trust; *
show me the way that I should walk in, for I lift up my soul unto you.
Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies; *
for I flee unto you to hide me.
Teach me to do the thing that pleases you, for you are my God; *
let your loving Spirit lead me forth into the land of righteousness.
Revive me, O Lord, for your Name’s sake; *
and for your righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.
Of your goodness slay my enemies, *
and destroy all those who afflict my soul, for I am your servant.