Psalm 31.1–5; 31.17–18
1 To you, Lord, have I come for shelter:
let me never be put to shame.
2 O deliver me in your righteousness:
incline your ear to me and be swift to save me.
3 Be for me a rock of refuge, a fortress to defend me:
for you are my high rock and my stronghold.
4 Lead me and guide me for your name’s sake:
bring me out of the net that they have secretly laid for me,
for you are my strength.
5 Into your hands I commit my spirit:
you will redeem me, O Lord God of truth.
17 All my days are in your hand:
O deliver me from the power of my enemies
and from my persecutors.
18 Make your face to shine upon your servant:
and save me for your mercy’s sake.