A Prayer of David.
1 Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and distressed, needy and desiring. START OF COUNSELING.
2 Preserve my life, for I am godly and dedicated; O my God, save Your servant, for I trust in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, without fear or doubt]. FEELS LIKE YOU ARE DYING WHEN YOU ARRIVE. TRUE LIFE EXCHANGE HELPED ME LEAN, BELIEVE AND CONFIDENTLY LOOK TO GOD.
3 Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day. I DID CRY A LOT.
4 Make me, Your servant, to rejoice, O Lord, for to You do I lift myself up. WHEN I COULD NOT LIFT MYSELF UP, TRUE LIFE EXCHANGE DID.
5 For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our trespasses, sending them away, letting them go completely and forever]; and You are abundant in mercy and loving-kindness to all those who call upon You. FORGIVENESS EXERCISES.
6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer; and listen to the cry of my supplications. PRAYERS FOR HELP.
7 In the day of my trouble I will call on You, for You will answer me. MORE PRAYER AND GOD ANSWERED IN SESSION.
8 There is none like unto You among the gods, O Lord, neither are their works like unto Yours. GOD, YOU ARE WORKING TO HELP ME.
9 All nations whom You have made shall come and fall down before You, O Lord; and they shall glorify Your name. IT IS FOR GOD’S GLORY.
10 For You are great and work wonders! You alone are God. WONDERFUL THINGS START TO HAPPEN. START TO HEAL.
11 Teach me Your way, O Lord, that I may walk and live in Your truth; direct and unite my heart [solely, reverently] to fear and honor Your name. THIS IS THE VERY ESSENCE OF WHAT TRUE LIFE EXCHANGE DOES… TEACH OTHERS/ME TO WALK AND LIVE IN HIS TRUTH.
12 I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify Your name forevermore. CONFESSION COMES. PRAISE COMES. MORE HEALING. MY HEART STARTS TO BECOME WHOLE.
13 For great is Your mercy and loving-kindness toward me; and You have delivered me from the depths of Sheol [from the exceeding depths of affliction]. DELIVERANCE.
14 O God, the proud and insolent are risen against me; a rabble of violent and ruthless men has sought and demanded my life, and they have not set You before them. MY SPOUSE, BROTHER, SISTER, MOTHER, FATHER, CHILD, FRIEND, CO-WORKER, SUPERVISOR… WAS PROUD AND INSOLENT. HE DID NOT SET GOD BEFORE HIMSELF. SHE DID NOT SET GOD BEFORE HERSELF.
15 But You, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in mercy and loving-kindness and truth. THANK YOU, LORD. I AM GRATEFUL.
16 O turn to me and have mercy and be gracious to me; grant strength (might and inflexibility to temptation) to Your servant and save the son of Your handmaiden. GOD IS GRANTING ME STRENGTH NOW.
17 Show me a sign of [Your evident] goodwill and favor, that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because You, Lord, [will show Your approval of me when You] help and comfort me. ONCE WE GET WHOLE, THOSE WHO USED TO HURT US, NOW MUST FACE WHAT THEY DID.