A Psalm and A Prayer
Psalm 22a

L.G. Parkhurst, Jr.
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Psalm 22a

Leader: My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer; and by night, but find no rest.

People: Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel. In you our ancestors trusted; they trusted, and you delivered them.

Leader: To you they cried, and were saved; in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.

People: For dominion belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.

Heavenly Father, You promised to be with us always, and we know that Your Holy Spirit indwells us. Yet sometimes we feel that You are far from us, even as Your Son felt forsaken by You as He hung upon the cross. We learn from the Psalmist and Your faithfulness to Jesus the Messiah that You do not fail those who trust in You for salvation. No matter how He felt, Jesus maintained His loyalty to You and Your Word. He was not put to shame, for You raised Him from the dead and seated Him at Your right hand. Increase our faith, and help us pray in faith as Jesus Christ taught us to pray: “Our Father. . .”

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