You are my inheritance, O Yahweh.
I promised to hold on to your words.
With all my heart I want to win your favor.
Be kind to me as you promised.
I have thought about my life,
and I have directed my feet back to your written instructions.
Without any hesitation, I hurry to obey your commandments.
Though the ropes of wicked people are tied around me,
I never forget your teachings.
At midnight I wake up to give thanks to you
for the regulations, which are based on your righteousness.
I am a friend to everyone who fears you
and to everyone who follows your guiding principles.
Your mercy, O Yahweh, fills the earth.
Teach me your laws. (Psalm 119:57-64)