Bend down, O Lord, and hear my prayer;
answer me, for I need your help.
Protect me, for I am devoted to you.
Save me, for I serve you and trust you.
You are my God.
Be merciful, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly.
Give me happiness, O Lord, for my life depends on you.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask your aid.
Listen closely to my prayer, O Lord; hear my urgent cry.
I will call to you whenever trouble strikes, and you will answer me.
Psalm 86:1-7 NLT