A Prayer of Confidence
1 Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
all the good things I have come from you.”

3 How excellent are the Lord's faithful people!
My greatest pleasure is to be with them.

4 Those who rush to other gods
bring many troubles on themselves.
I will not take part in their sacrifices;
I will not worship their gods.

5 You, Lord, are all I have,
and you give me all I need;
my future is in your hands.
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6 How wonderful are your gifts to me;
how good they are!

7 I praise the Lord, because he guides me,
and in the night my conscience warns me.
8 I am always aware of the Lord's presence;
he is near, and nothing can shake me.

9 And so I am thankful and glad,
and I feel completely secure,
10 because you protect me from the power of death.
I have served you faithfully,
and you will not abandon me to the world of the dead.

11 You will show me the path that leads to life;
your presence fills me with joy
and brings me pleasure forever.