Psalm for Monday in the Fourth Week of Advent
1 To you, O LORD, I live up my soul;
my God, I put my trust in you;*
let me now be humiliated, nor let my enemies triumph over me.
2 Let none who look to you be put to shame;*
let the treacherous be disappointed in their schemes.
3 Show me your ways, O LORD,*
and teach me your paths.
4 Lead me in your truth and teach me,*
for you are the God of my salvation; in you have I trusted all the day long.
5 Remember, O LORD, your compassion and love,*
for they are from everlasting.
6 Remember not the sins of my youth and my transgressions;*
remember me according to your love and for the sake of your goodness, O LORD.
7 Gracious and upright is the LORD;*
therefore he teaches sinners in his way.
8 He guides the humble in doing right*
and teaches his way to the lowly.
9 All the paths of the LORD are love and faithfulness*
to those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
10 For your Name's sake, O LORD,*
forgive my sin, for it is great.
11 Who are they who fear the LORD?*
he will teach them the way that they should choose.
12 They shall dwell in prosperity,*
and their offspring shall inherit the land.
13 The LORD is a friend to those who fear him*
and will show them his covenant.
14 My eyes are ever looking to the LORD,*
for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.