No Other Cry Have I {Psalmist Prayer}

10404185_548838025252333_7846683609998323698_nHear me when I call, O God of my righteousness! Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Hear my cry, O God, attend to my prayer. From the end of the earth, I will cry to You. Hear my cry for help, my King, and my God, for I pray to no one but You. Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

O God, You are my God. Early will I seek You. My soul thirsts for You, my flesh longs for You, in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water. As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, my Salvation and my God. Deep calls unto deep at the roar of Your waterfalls, all Your waves and billows have gone over me. 

O Lord, all my longing is before You, and my sighing is not hidden from You. My iniquities have overtaken me so that I am not able to look up. They are more than the hairs of my head. Therefore, my heart fails me. There is no health in my bones because of my sin, for my iniquities have gone over my head. Like a heavy burden, they are too heavy for me. O God, You know my foolishness and my sins are not hidden from You. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret.

If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But there is forgiveness with You, that you may be feared. Unite my heart to fear your name. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me, O Lord to the rock that is higher than I. A broken and contrite heart – O God, You will not despise.

Search me, O God, and know my heart. Try me, and know my anxieties, and see if there is any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me. Try my mind and my heart. When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O Lord, I will seek.” Do not hide Your face from me, do not be far from me, do not leave me nor forsake me. Make haste to help me, O Lord, my God, my salvation!

Heal my soul, O Lord, for I have sinned against You. The earth, O Lord is full of Your mercy. Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak. Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens,Your faithfulness and truth reaches to the clouds.

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation. Father, into Your hand I commit my spirit. Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God. Let Your Good Spirit lead me on level ground! Lead me and guide me, teach me Your Way O Lord, be my helper!

I delight to do Your will, O my God, and Your law is within my heart. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart, I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation, I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly. I love You, O Lord, my strength, my rock, my fortress and my deliverer.

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Hide me under the shadow of Your wings, O Lord. In the shadow of Your wings, I will make my refuge. I will trust in the shelter of Your wings. You have covered my head in the day of battle. In the shadow of Your wings, I will rejoice. I will rejoice in Your Salvation.

Do not forsake me when my strength fails, O Lord. Be to me a Rock of refuge, to which I may continually come. For You are my hope, O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth. Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, that I may know how frail I am.

O Lord my God, in You I put my trust. Do not let me be ashamed, O Lord, for I have called upon You. Let not those who wait for You, O Lord God of hosts, be ashamed because of me. Let not those who seek You be humiliated because of me, O God of Israel. In the day I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me.

Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven. For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light. Your word is a lamp to my feet and light to my path. Give me understanding according to Your word. Unto You, I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. On You I wait all day, I will be still, and know You are God.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised. I will praise You, O Lord with all my heart. I will be glad and rejoice in You. I will tell of all Your marvelous works. The heavens declare your glory, O God, and the sky above proclaims Your handiwork. How awesome are Your works! O Lord God of hosts. Who is mighty like You, O Lord? The voice of Your thunder was in the whirlwind. The lightning lit up the world, the earth trembled and shook.

Your ways was in the seas, Your path in the great waters, and Your footsteps were not known. The waters saw You, O God, the waters saw You, they were afraid; indeed the deep trembled. The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, than the mighty waves of the sea. You rule the raging of the sea, when its waves rise, You still them. You turned the seas into dry land, You dried up mighty rivers, we went through the river on foot. We went through fire and through water, but you brought us out to rich fulfillment.

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens. Let Your glory be above all the earth. The day is Yours, the night also is Yours. You prepared the light and the sun. You have set all the borders of the earth, You have made summer and winter. I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High. O Lord, my God, how excellent is Your name in all the earth!

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever. Your faithfulness also surrounds You. You are fairer than the sons of men. Your righteousness is like the great mountains. Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne. Honour and majesty are before You. Strength and beauty are in Your sanctuary.

May my meditation be sweet to You, O God. I will be glad in the Lord. I will exalt You, O Lord, for You have lifted me up. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever. I will greatly praise You, O Great God my Lord, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore, for your greatness is unsearchable. I will bless the Lord at all times, His praise shall continually be in my mouth.

  • Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His Holy name!
  • Blessed be God, who has not turned away my prayer, nor His mercy from me!
  • Blessed be the Lord, for He has shown me His marvelous kindness in a strong city!
  • Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.