Psalms as Prayers: How to Pray When you Can't Find Words Psalm 30

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Psalm 30 :: New Living Translation (NLT)



I will exalt you, LORD, for you rescued me.
You refused to let my enemies triumph over me.


O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
and you restored my health.


You brought me up from the grave,[fn] O LORD.
You kept me from falling into the pit of death.


Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones!
Praise his holy name.


For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime!
Weeping may last through the night,
but joy comes with the morning.


When I was prosperous, I said,
“Nothing can stop me now!”


Your favor, O LORD, made me as secure as a mountain.
Then you turned away from me, and I was shattered.


I cried out to you, O LORD.
I begged the Lord for mercy, saying,


“What will you gain if I die,
if I sink into the grave?
Can my dust praise you?
Can it tell of your faithfulness?


Hear me, LORD, and have mercy on me.
Help me, O LORD.”


You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy,


that I might sing praises to you and not be silent.
O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever!
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