In You, O Lord, do I take refuge; let me never be put to shame; in your righteousness, deliver me! Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily! Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! For you are my rock and my fortress; and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me; you take me out of the net they have hidden for me, for you are my refuge. Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord. faithful God…I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul, and you have not delivered me into the hand of the enemy; you have set my feet in a broad place…But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hand. Make your face shine on your servant; save me in your steadfast love!…Oh how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you…Blessed be the Lord, for he has wondrously shown his steadfast love to me…Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride. Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!
selected verses from Psalm 31