Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Lament and praise with Psalm 13
O LORD, how long
will this keep going on?
Are You going to forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long must I keep talking to myself
with confusion and soul-sorrow every day?
How long will people of ill will beat me down?
O LORD God, please listen!
Please answer my prayers.
Give me light, or I might
sleep the sleep of death!
Rebellious people rejoice
and think they’ve won
with words that shake us!
But LORD, I trust Your love
I celebrate Your saving grace!
How good You are, O LORD!
With psalms, I sing Your praise.
Psalm 13 prayer-a-phrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, © 2017, with translations from Bible Gateway.