0. A Prayer of David.

1. Incline thy ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

2. Preserve my life, for I am godly; save thy servant who trusts in thee. Thou art my God;

3. be gracious to me, O Lord, for to thee do I cry all the day.

4. Gladden the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.

5. For thou, O Lord, art good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on thee.

6. Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; hearken to my cry of supplication.

7. In the day of my trouble I call on thee, for thou dost answer me.

8. There is none like thee among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like thine.

9. All the nations thou hast made shall come and bow down before thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy name.

10. For thou art great and doest wondrous things, thou alone art God.

11. Teach me thy way, O LORD, that I may walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name.

12. I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever.

13. For great is thy steadfast love toward me; thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

14. O God, insolent men have risen up against me; a band of ruthless men seek my life, and they do not set thee before them.

15. But thou, O Lord, art a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

16. Turn to me and take pity on me; give thy strength to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid.

17. Show me a sign of thy favor, that those who hate me may see and be put to shame because thou, LORD, hast helped me and comforted me.

“No tumulto das paixões terrenas e das adversidades, surge a grande esperança da misericórdia inexorável de Deus. Corramos confiantes ao tribunal da penitência onde Ele, com ansiedade paterna, espera-nos a todo instante.” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina