O God, in the greatness of Your lovingkindness, Answer me with Your saving truth. Psalm 69:13b God gives us the will wherewith to will the truth, and for that the Lord is waiting. George MacDonald, 1824–1905

Deliver me from the mire and do not let me sink; May I be delivered from my foes and from the deep waters. Psalm 69:14 We have a great need of power of the Holy Spirit, both to sustain us in this time of trouble, and also to restrain us in our natural desire to find a way out. François Fénelon, 1651-1715, French archbishop, theologian, author ‘Let Go’

May the flood of water not overflow me Nor the deep swallow me up, Nor the pit shut its mouth on me. Psalm 69:15 Abide with me—fast falls the eventide The darkness deepens: Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me. Henry Francis Lyte, 1793–1847


Hear me, O Jehovah, for Your mercy is good; in the plentitude of Your tender mercies, turn toward me . for I am in distress, answer Me quickly. Psalm 69:16 Cause me to hear thy strengthening and encouraging voice of grace lifted up in my spirit, reanimating my feeble faith. Jean Baptiste Massillon, 1663-1742

Oh draw near to my soul and redeem it; Ransom me because of my enemies! Psalm 69:18 My soul's rest must be a grace-given rest, and can only be found in thee. Charles H. Spurgeon, 1834-1892, British Reformed Baptist