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Psalm 6

A prayer for relief from affliction
“Now my spirit is disturbed; Father, save me from this hour” (Jn 12, 27)

Lord, do not reprove me in your anger;
  punish me not in your rage.
  Have mercy on me, Lord, I have no strength;
Lord, heal me, my body is racked;
  my soul is racked with pain.

But you, O Lord... how long?
  Return, Lord, rescue my soul.
  Save me in your merciful love;
for in death no one remembers you;
  from the grave, who can give you praise?

I am exhausted with my groaning;
  every night I drench my pillow with tears;
  I bedew my bed with weeping.
My eye wastes away with grief;
  I have grown old surrounded by my foes.

Leave me, all you who do evil;
  for the Lord has heard my weeping.
The Lord has heard my plea;
  The Lord will accept my prayer.
All my foes will retire in confusion,
  foiled and suddenly confounded.