Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
86:1 Incline your ear, O LORD, and answer me, for I am poor and needy.
86:2 Preserve my life, for I am devoted to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God;
86:3 be gracious to me, O Lord, for to you do I cry all day long.
86:4 Gladden the soul of your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
86:5 For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call on you.
86:6 Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my cry of supplication.
86:7 In the day of my trouble I call on you, for you will answer me.
86:8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
86:9 All the nations you have made shall come and bow down before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.
86:10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.
86:16 Turn to me and be gracious to me; give your strength to your servant; save the child of your serving girl.
86:17 Show me a sign of your favor, so that those who hate me may see it and be put to shame, because you, LORD, have helped me and comforted me.
Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18
69:7 It is for your sake that I have borne reproach, that shame has covered my face.
69:8 I have become a stranger to my kindred, an alien to my mother's children.
69:9 It is zeal for your house that has consumed me; the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.
69:10 When I humbled my soul with fasting, they insulted me for doing so.
69:11 When I made sackcloth my clothing, I became a byword to them.
69:12 I am the subject of gossip for those who sit in the gate, and the drunkards make songs about me.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O LORD. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love, answer me. With your faithful help
69:14 rescue me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
69:15 Do not let the flood sweep over me, or the deep swallow me up, or the Pit close its mouth over me.
69:16 Answer me, O LORD, for your steadfast love is good; according to your abundant mercy, turn to me.
69:17 Do not hide your face from your servant, for I am in distress--make haste to answer me.
69:18 Draw near to me, redeem me, set me free because of my enemies.
The Ecclesiastical Parish of St Mary and St Paul, Hemel Hempstead, Reg. Charity 1130644