The Psalm

Psalm 22:19–21 (CSB)
19 But you, LORD, don’t be far away. My strength, come quickly to help me.

20 Rescue my life from the sword, my only life from the power of these dogs.

21 Save me from the lion’s mouth, from the horns of wild oxen. You answered me!

The Prayer

Almighty God,
Who are you,
  my Lord,
  whose glory fills the entire earth? 
  Whether I am in the heavens or make my bed in hell,
  you are there with me. 
  If I ascend the mountain of your glory 
  or wander in the desert of the wilderness,
  you are face to face and closer than a whisper.

My God,
  you are never far! 
  You are with me! 
  While I might feel 
  or despair
  or anger 
  or happiness,
  you are with me 
  and within me.

You are at work in my soul and heart. 

Because you are at work,
  I know that it is you 
  that gives me true life 
  and the fullness thereof.

For once I was lost,
  now found.

  now I can see.

  now can hear.

  now preach your gospel.

Ignorant of unbelief,
  now I know you.

Once dead,
  now fully alive.

You’ve sent your Son to die 
  in my place for my sins 
  so I can be with you. 
  His cross is where 
  my enemies were trampled underfoot 
  and their teeth shattered. 
  It is his empty grave 
  where the bulls’ necks are broken 
  by burying my sin 
  and to stay buried forevermore.

You alone are worthy of my praise. Blessed be your name forever!.