Lauds on Friday

Friday at Lauds –

Hear my prayer, O LORD;
give ear to my supplications in your faithfulness;
answer me, in your righteousness.

Enter not into judgement with your servant;
for no one living is righteous before you.

For the enemy has pursued me;
he has crushed my life to the ground;
he has made me sit in darkness like those long dead.

Therefore my spirit faints within me;
my heart within me is appalled.

I remember the days of old,
I think about all your deeds
I meditate on the works of your hands.

I stretch out my hands to you;
my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.

Make haste to answer me, O LORD; my spirit fails.
Do not hide your face from me,
or I shall be like those who go down to the pit.

Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning,
for in you I put my trust.

Teach me to do your will, for you are my God.
Let your good spirit lead me on a level path!

~Psalm 143: 1 – 11