Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble.
To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments, set [possibly] an octave below. A Psalm of David.
1 O Lord, do not rebuke or punish me in Your anger, nor discipline me in Your wrath.
2 Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am weak (faint, frail); heal me, O Lord, for my bones are dismayed and anguished.
3 My soul [as well as my body] is greatly dismayed. But as for You, O Lord—how long [until You act on my behalf]?
4 Return, O Lord, rescue my soul; save me because of Your [unfailing] steadfast love and mercy.
5 For in death there is no mention of You; in Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead) who will praise You and give You thanks?
6 I am weary with my groaning; every night I soak my bed with tears, I drench my couch with my weeping.
7 My eye grows dim with grief; it grows old because of all my enemies.
8 Depart from me, all you who do evil, for the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.
9 The Lord has heard my supplication [my plea for grace];The Lord receives my prayer.
10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly horrified; let them turn back, let them suddenly be ashamed [of what they have done].Psalm 6:1-10 (AMP)