Psalm for Prayer - October 5, 2015

Psalm 22:1-15, Why Have You Forsaken Me?

To the choirmaster: according to The Doe of the Dawn. A Psalm of David.

 [1] My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
  Why are you so far from saving me, from the words of my groaning?
[2] O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer,
  and by night, but I find no rest.

 [3] Yet you are holy,
  enthroned on the praises of Israel.
[4] In you our fathers trusted;
  they trusted, and you delivered them.
[5] To you they cried and were rescued;
  in you they trusted and were not put to shame.

 [6] But I am a worm and not a man,
  scorned by mankind and despised by the people.
[7] All who see me mock me;
  they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;
[8] “He trusts in the LORD; let him deliver him;
  let him rescue him, for he delights in him!”

 [9] Yet you are he who took me from the womb;
  you made me trust you at my mother's breasts.
[10] On you was I cast from my birth,
  and from my mother's womb you have been my God.
[11] Be not far from me,
  for trouble is near,
  and there is none to help.

 [12] Many bulls encompass me;
  strong bulls of Bashan surround me;
[13] they open wide their mouths at me,
  like a ravening and roaring lion.

 [14] I am poured out like water,
  and all my bones are out of joint;
my heart is like wax;
  it is melted within my breast;
[15] my strength is dried up like a potsherd,
  and my tongue sticks to my jaws;
  you lay me in the dust of death.

(Psalm 22:1-15 ESV)