Psalm 88:1-18 NIV

Psalm 88:1-18 NIV [1] LORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. [2] May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry. [3] I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death. [4] I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength. [5] I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care. [6] You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths. [7] Your wrath lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. [8] You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape; [9] my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you. [10] Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you? [11] Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction? [12] Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion? [13] But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you. [14] Why, LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me? [15] From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair. [16] Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me. [17] All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me. [18] You have taken from me friend and neighbor-darkness is my closest friend.

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