I will praise the LORD!
Wild purple asters — photo by David Kitz
(Psalm 70:1-4, NIV)*
* New International Version, Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica
Hasten, O God, to save me;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.
May those who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
turn back because of their shame.
But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”