How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
Psalm 13 (NIV)
Do you hear the despair in David’s prayer? The agony and longing? The exhaustion and pain? And perhaps you’re there too — at the end of yourself, with no energy left in your bones. It might even feel like too much to pray, and all you can do is lean into the groans of the Spirit to hold you up.
When you have no more words to say, when all you can utter is “How long, Lord?”, when the impossible stays impossible, let’s surround one another and be carried by each other’s prayers. Today, let’s ask for God’s mercy and help together.
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