Psalms 102:1-10

1A prayer of an afflicted person who is weak and pours out his lament before the Lord. a

Lord, hear my prayer;
let my cry for help come before You. b
2 Do not hide Your face from me in my day of trouble.
Listen closely to me;
answer me quickly when I call. c

3 For my days vanish like smoke,
and my bones burn like a furnace. d
4 My heart is afflicted, withered like grass; e
I even forget to eat my food. f
5 Because of the sound of my groaning,
my flesh sticks to my bones. g
6 I am like a desert owl,
Or a pelican of the desert

like an owl among the ruins. i
7 I stay awake; j
I am like a solitary bird on a roof.
8 My enemies taunt me all day long;
they ridicule and curse me. k
9 I eat ashes like bread
and mingle my drinks with tears l
10 because of Your indignation and wrath;
for You have picked me up and thrown me aside. m
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