Psalm 4:1 : Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me and hear my prayer.
How long will you people turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? 3 Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself; the Lord hears when I call to him.
Response : 4:1-5 : Hear me for thy mercy-sake, O Lord. . Help me as I ask for such blessings as pardon, and justifying righteousness, and eternal life. Let me not fall into sin but maintain holy reverence of Your glory and majesty. Please help me examine any sin with serious self-reflection. Help me fasten my thoughts upon that which is good, and keep close to it. Help me to consider my ways, and before I turn to sleep at night, examine my conscience with respect to what I have done today; particularly what I have done amiss, that I may repent of it. When I awake in the night, may I meditate upon You, and the things that belong to peace. When I am upon my sick-bed, particularly, help me consider my ways.
Help me be still. when I have asked conscience a question, be serious, be silent, wait for an answer. Let me not open my mouth to excuse sin. Search me O Lord and cleanse me. Purify me. Like the Psalmist may all my confidence be only: Put my trust in the Lord. Amen.