Prayer of Innocence

Of David

Grant me justice, Lord!

I have walked without blame. In the Lord I have trusted; I have not faltered.

Test me, Lord, and try me; search my heart and mind.

Your love is before my eyes; I walk guided by your faithfulness.

I do not sit with deceivers, nor with hypocrites do I mingle.

I hate the company of evildoers; with the wicked I do not sit.

I will wash my hands in innocence and walk round your altar, Lord,

Lifting my voice in thanks, recounting all your wondrous deeds.

Lord, I love the house where you dwell, the tenting-place of your glory.

Do not take me away with sinners, nor my life with the violent.

Their hands carry out their schemes; their right hands are full of bribes.

But I walk without blame; redeem me, be gracious to me!

My foot stands on level ground; in assemblies I will bless the Lord.