Psalm 85: Prayer in Adversity. For the Grace of a Virtuous Life.

Psalm 85: Prayer in Adversity. For the Grace of a Virtuous Life.

Prayer for help in sorrow and wretchedness. David bases his confidence on God’s incomparable nature, which even the heathen will be forced to acknowledge.

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Psalm 85: Prayer Audio in Latin

{85:1} Oratio ipsi David. Inclina Domine aurem tuam, et exaudi me: quoniam inops, et pauper sum ego.
{85:1} A Prayer of David himself. Incline your ear, O Lord, and hear me. For I am needy and poor.

{85:2} Custodi animam meam, quoniam sanctus sum: salvum fac servum tuum, Deus meus, sperantem in te.
{85:2} Preserve my soul, for I am holy. My God, bring salvation to your servant who hopes in you.

{85:3} Miserere mei Domine, quoniam ad te clamavi tota die:
{85:3} O Lord, be merciful to me, for I have cried out to you all day long.

{85:4} lætifica animam servi tui, quoniam ad te Domine animam meam levavi.
{85:4} Give joy to the soul of your servant, for I have lifted up my soul to you, Lord.

{85:5} Quoniam tu Domine suavis, et mitis: et multæ misericordiæ omnibus invocantibus te.
{85:5} For you are sweet and mild, Lord, and plentiful in mercy to all who call upon you.

{85:6} Auribus percipe Domine orationem meam: et intende voci deprecationis meæ.
{85:6} Pay attention, Lord, to my prayer, and attend to the voice of my supplication.

{85:7} In die tribulationis meæ clamavi ad te: quia exaudisti me.
{85:7} In the day of my tribulation, I cried out to you, because you heeded me.

{85:8} Non est similis tui in diis Domine: et non est secundum opera tua.
{85:8} There is no one like you among the gods, O Lord, and there is no one like you in your works.

{85:9} Omnes gentes quascumque fecisti, venient, et adorabunt coram te Domine: et glorificabunt nomen tuum.
{85:9} All the nations, which you have made, will draw near and adore in your presence, O Lord. And they will glorify your name.

{85:10} Quoniam magnus es tu, et faciens mirabilia: tu es Deus solus.
{85:10} For you are great, and you perform wonders. You alone are God.

{85:11} Deduc me Domine in via tua, et ingrediar in veritate tua: lætetur cor meum ut timeat nomen tuum.
{85:11} Lead me, O Lord, in your way, and I will walk in your truth. May my heart rejoice, so that it will fear your name.

{85:12} Confitebor tibi Domine Deus meus in toto corde meo. Et glorificabo nomen tuum in æternum:
{85:12} I will confess to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart. And I will glorify your name in eternity.

{85:13} Quia misericordia tua magna est super me: et eruisti animam meam ex inferno inferiori.
{85:13} For your mercy toward me is great, and you have rescued my soul from the lower part of Hell.

{85:14} Deus, iniqui insurrexerunt super me, et synagoga potentium quæsierunt animam meam: et non proposuerunt te in conspectu suo.
{85:14} O God, the iniquitous have risen up against me, and the synagogue of the powerful have sought my soul, and they have not placed you in their sight.

{85:15} Et tu Domine Deus miserator et misericors, patiens, et multæ misericordiæ, et verax.
{85:15} And you, Lord God, are compassionate and merciful, being patient and full of mercy and truthful.

{85:16} Respice in me, et miserere mei, da imperium tuum puero tuo: et salvum fac filium ancillæ tuæ.
{85:16} Look down upon me and have mercy on me. Grant your authority to your servant, and bring salvation to the son of your handmaid.

{85:17} Fac mecum signum in bonum, ut videant qui oderunt me, et confundantur: quoniam tu Domine adiuvisti me, et consolatus es me.
{85:17} Make me a sign of what is good, so that those who hate me, may look and be confounded. For you, O Lord, have helped me and consoled me.

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