Oh, do not hold us guilty for our former sins! Let your tenderhearted mercies meet our needs, for we are brought low to the dust. Help us, God of our salvation! Help us for the honor of your name. Oh, save us and forgive our sins.
Listen to the sighing of the prisoners and those condemned to die. Demonstrate the greatness of your power by saving them.
Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will thank you forever and forever, praising your greatness from generation to generation.
(Psalms 79:8-13 TLB)