Asking God for Help

Posted by Deacon David Neff, OblSB on

Listen to my words, Lord, consider my lament.

Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to you I pray.

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;

in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.

But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;

Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;

Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

     Psalm 5:1-3,11


How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me?

How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily?

How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O Lord my God;

Enlighten my eyes, Lest I sleep the sleep of death;

Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him";

Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

     Psalm 13


I have called upon you, for you will hear me, O God; incline your ear to me and hear my speech. Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings.

     Psalm 17:6, 8


In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame; deliver me in your righteousness.

Turn your ear to me, come quickly to my rescue; be my rock of refuge, a strong fortress to save me.

Since you are my rock and my fortress, for the sake of your name lead and guide me.

Keep me free from the trap that is set for me, for you are my refuge.

Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

     Psalm 31:1-5


Hear me, Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.

Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you.

You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long.

Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you.

You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you.

Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. Among the gods there is none like you, Lord;

no deeds can compare with yours. All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord;

they will bring glory to your name. For you are great and do marvelous deeds; for you alone are God.

Teach me your way, Lord, I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;I will glorify your name forever.

     Psalm 86:1-12


Hear my prayer, Lord; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress.

Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.

      Psalm 102:1-2.