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The Prayer of an Innocent Believer

Of David.

26 Lord, defend me because I have lived an innocent life.

I have trusted the Lord and never doubted.

Lord, try me and test me;

look closely into my heart and mind.

I see your love,

and I live by your truth.

I do not spend time with liars,

nor do I make friends with those who hide their sin.

I hate the company of evil people,

and I won’t sit with the wicked.

I wash my hands to show I am innocent,

and I come to your altar, Lord.

I raise my voice in praise

and tell of all the miracles you have done.

Lord, I love the Temple where you live,

where your glory is.

Do not kill me with those sinners

or take my life with those murderers.

10  Evil is in their hands,

and they do wrong for money.

11  But I have lived an innocent life,

so save me and have mercy on me.

12  I stand in a safe place.

Lord, I praise you in the great meeting.


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