My spirit failed within me;
my mind was numbed with horror.
Then I thought of the days of old;
I rehearsed all Your deeds,
recounted the work of Your hands.
I stretched out my hands to You,
longing for You like thirsty earth. Selah.
Answer me quickly, O Lord;
my spirit can endure no more.
Do not hide your face from me,
or I shall become like those who descend into the Pit.
Let me learn of Your faithfulness by daybreak,
for in You I trust;
let me know the road I must take,
for on You I have set my hope.
Save me from my foes, O Lord;
to You I look for cover.
Teach me to do Your will,
for You are my God.
Let Your gracious spirit lead me on level ground.
For the sake of Your name, O Lord, preserve me;
as You are beneficent, free me from distress.
- Psalm 71 Prayer in the Time of Old Age (dwinger.wordpress.com)