What an encouragement that God is with His people, and hears our prayers:
A psalm of David.
1 To you, Yahweh, I cry out; my rock, do not ignore me.
If you do not respond to me, I will join those who go down to the grave.
2 Hear the sound of my pleading when I call for help from you,
when I lift up my hands toward your most holy place!
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, those who do iniquity,
who speak peace with their neighbors but have evil in their hearts.
4 Give them what their deeds deserve and repay them what their wickedness demands,
repay them for the work of their hands and render to them their due.
5 Because they do not understand the deeds of Yahweh or the work of his hands,
he will tear them down and never rebuild them.
6 Blessed be Yahweh
because he has heard the sound of my pleading!
7 Yahweh is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and I am helped.
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
and I will praise him with singing.
8 Yahweh is the strength of his people,
and he is the saving refuge of his anointed one.
9 Save your people and bless your inheritance.
Be their shepherd and carry them forever.