Psalm 28 (CSB)
1 LORD, I call to you; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If you remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit.
2 Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.
3 Do not drag me away with the wicked, with the evildoers, who speak in friendly ways with their neighbors while malice is in their hearts.
4 Repay them according to what they have done— according to the evil of their deeds. Repay them according to the work of their hands; give them back what they deserve.
5 Because they do not consider what the LORD has done or the work of his hands, he will tear them down and not rebuild them.
6 Blessed be the LORD, for he has heard the sound of my pleading.
7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart celebrates, and I give thanks to him with my song.
8 The LORD is the strength of his people; he is a stronghold of salvation for his anointed.
9 Save your people, bless your possession, shepherd them, and carry them forever.
How many times, my God, must you rescue me? How many times, O Lord, will you come running when I call your name? But I am wicked and violent man, and violence has me surrounded on all sides? But you, O my Lord, rescued me saved me because you loved me from the very beginning. I need you, Lord, now more than ever. I am in desperate need of your hand to rescue me from despair and violence. Be my blessed Rock forever. Amen.