Read Psalm 13 today.
What is the psalmist expressing through his questions?
What is the psalmist asking God for?
What does the psalmist express at the end of the psalm?
God receives our questions and our requests.
As you reflect on this, pray in these ways and any other way the Holy Spirit leads.
For honesty in our disappointments, frustrations, and doubts.
For encouragement and perseverance in times when God seems particularly distant or quiet.
For the extended situations where God does not seem to act or respond and that we would be people who walk with others through these difficult times.
That we would trust in God’s steadfast love, remembering his goodness to us, and allowing memories of his faithfulness to help us through the times when he seems far away.
Prayer Turns Depression into Delight
For the Pure and Shining One
A Psalm of David
1 I’m hurting, Lord—will you forget me forever?
How much longer, Lord?
Will you look the other way when I’m in need?
2 How much longer must I cling to this constant grief?
I’ve endured this shaking of my soul.
So how much longer will my enemy have the upper hand?
3 Take a good look at me, Yahweh, my God, and answer me!
Breathe your life into my spirit.
Bring light to my eyes in this pitch-black darkness
or I will sleep the sleep of death.
4 Don’t let my enemy proclaim, “I’ve prevailed over him.”
For all my adversaries will celebrate when I fall.
5 I have always trusted in your kindness, so answer me.
I will spin in a circle of joy
when your salvation lifts me up.
6 I will sing my song of joy to you, Yahweh,
for in all of this you have strengthened my soul.
My enemies say that I have no Savior,
but I know that I have one in you!