The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous.
A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Most High, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is your keeper; the Most High is your shade on your right hand. ...
But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Most High. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.
If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Most High would not have listened.
To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. Most High is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.
The Lord has heard my plea; the Most High accepts my prayer.