Evening Prayer for Help
1 Answer me when I pray,
O God, my defender!
When I was in trouble, you helped me.
Be kind to me now and hear my prayer.

2 How long will you people insult me?
How long will you love what is worthless
and go after what is false?

3 Remember that the Lord has chosen the righteous for his own,
and he hears me when I call to him.

4 Tremble with fear and stop sinning;
think deeply about this,
when you lie in silence on your beds.
5 Offer the right sacrifices to the Lord,
and put your trust in him.

6 There are many who pray:
“Give us more blessings, O Lord.
Look on us with kindness!”
7 But the joy that you have given me
is more than they will ever have
with all their grain and wine.

8 When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace;
you alone, O Lord, keep me perfectly safe.