O Lord, listen to me! 1 Pay attention to 2 my plea for mercy!
“Now, my God, may you be attentive and responsive to the prayers offered in this place. 1
Now I will be attentive and responsive to the prayers offered in this place. 1
Please, 1 O Lord, listen attentively 2 to the prayer of your servant and to the prayer of your servants who take pleasure in showing respect 3 to your name. Grant your servant success today and show compassion to me 4 in the presence of this man.” Now 5 I was cupbearer for the king.
may your ear be attentive and your eyes be open to hear the prayer of your servant that I am praying to you today throughout both day and night on behalf of your servants the Israelites. I am confessing the sins of the Israelites that we have committed 1 against you – both I myself and my family 2 have sinned.