David's confidence in prayer.
Psalms 25:1 Unto the end, a psalm for David. To thee, O Lord, have I lifted up my soul. Psalms 25:2 In thee, O my God, I put my trust; let me not be ashamed. Psalms 25:3 Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be confounded. Psalms 25:4 Let all them be confounded that act unjust things without cause. Shew, O Lord, thy ways to me, and teach me thy paths. Psalms 25:5 Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my Saviour; and on thee have I waited all the day long. Psalms 25:6 Remember, O Lord, thy bowels of compassion; and thy mercies that are from the beginning of the world.
He prayeth for remission of sins,
Psalms 25:7 The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness' sake, O Lord. Psalms 25:8 The Lord is sweet and righteous: therefore he will give a law to sinners in the way. Psalms 25:9 He will guide the mild in judgment: he will teach the meek his ways. Psalms 25:10 All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, to them that seek after his covenant and his testimonies. Psalms 25:11 For thy name's sake, O Lord, thou wilt pardon my sin: for it is great. Psalms 25:12 Who is the man that feareth the Lord? He hath appointed him a law in the way he hath chosen. Psalms 25:13 His soul shall dwell in good things: and his seed shall inherit the land. Psalms 25:14 The Lord is a firmament to them that fear him: and his covenant shall be made manifest to them. Psalms 25:15 My eyes are ever towards the Lord: for he shall pluck my feet out of the snare.
and for help in affliction.
Psalms 25:16 Look thou upon me, and have mercy on me; for I am alone and poor. Psalms 25:17 The troubles of my heart are multiplied: deliver me from my necessities. Psalms 25:18 See my abjection and my labour; and forgive me all my sins. Psalms 25:19 Consider my enemies for they are multiplied, and have hated me with an unjust hatred. Psalms 25:20 Keep thou my soul, and deliver me: I shall not be ashamed, for I have hoped in thee. Psalms 25:21 The innocent and the upright have adhered to me: because I have waited on thee. Psalms 25:22 Deliver Israel, O God, from all his tribulations.