“Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees;
       then I will keep them to the end.

Give me understanding, and I will keep your law
       and obey it with all my heart.

Direct me in the path of your commands,
       for there I find delight.

Turn my heart toward your statutes
       and not toward selfish gain.

Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
       preserve my life according to your word.

Fulfill your promise to your servant,
       so that you may be feared.

Take away the disgrace I dread,
       for your laws are good.

How I long for your precepts!
       Preserve my life in your righteousness.”

Psalm 119:33-40