…IS A CRY FOR HELP…
Save me, O God, for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in deep mire, where there is no foothold;
I have come into deep waters, and the flood sweeps over me.
I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched.
My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.
– Psalm 69:1-3
…A CRY OF ABANDONMENT…
My prayer is to You, O Lord.
At an acceptable time, O God,
in the abundance of Your steadfast love, answer me.
With Your faithful help rescue me from sinking in the mire;
let me be delivered […]from the deep waters.
Do not let the flood sweep over me,
or the deep swallow me up,
or the Pit close its mouth over me.
Answer me, O Lord, for Your steadfast love is good;
according to Your abundant mercy, turn to me.
Do not hide Your face from Your servant,
for I am in distress – make haste to answer me.
Draw near to me, redeem me,
set me free…
…I am lowly and in pain;
let Your salvation, O God, protect me.
– Psalm 69:13-18,29
…AN EXPRESSION OF FAITH AND TRUST…
Praise the name of God with a song;
magnify Him with thanksgiving.
[…] Let the oppressed see it and be glad;
you who seek God, let your hearts revive.
For the Lord hears the needy,
and does not despise His own that are in bonds.
– Psalm 69:30-33