David wrote this
prayer for help
I am asking you to do something that is right.
I am speaking what is true,
so please do what I ask you to do.
You can see for yourself that I am right.
You can check my thoughts at night.
you will find nothing that is wrong.
I have decided that I will never tell any
But I have obeyed your
I have not joined with cruel people
to do what they do.
I do not turn away from them.
because you will answer me.
Please listen to me when I pray to you.
You have the power to keep people safe from their enemies.
You help them when they
in the same way that you take care of your eyes.
Keep me near to you,
in the way that birds
My enemies are all round me,
and they want to kill me!
They look for their chance
to knock me down to the ground.
They want to tear me in pieces.
They are hiding like young
They are ready to jump out and catch me!
Fight against them! Knock them down!
They only think about this world,
and they enjoy the good things that it gives them.
So give them all that you have ready for them.
Give them more than they want!
May their children also have plenty,
and enough left to give to their children too.
So I will see your face.
When I awake, I will see you clearly,
and I will be really happy!