Praying Through: Psalm 22:1-5

The Psalm

Psalm 22:1–5 (CSB)
1 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far from my deliverance and from my words of groaning?

2 My God, I cry by day, but you do not answer, by night, yet I have no rest.

3 But you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.

4 Our ancestors trusted in you; they trusted, and you rescued them.

5 They cried to you and were set free; they trusted in you and were not disgraced.

The Prayer


Where are you?

I am in trouble!

Sin and wickedness have surrounded me.

  • Everything goes dark and cold.
  • Satan and his minions
  • look upon my flesh with lust and hunger.

Temptations are too much.

  • I cannot do battle.
  • My muscles are weak, small, and frail.

I cry and scream: HELP ME, O GOD!

But you are my powerful Champion.

  • You are the people’s Savior.
  • You are invincible.
  • You are forever strong.

I have praised you in the past

  • and my lips shall sing of your praises
  • for as long as I draw breath and beyond.

Your people before me

  • trusted you
  • and I trust you now.
  • You have never failed me.
  • Even when there have been moments
  • when I didn’t know your goodness,
  • you were always good.

You have rescued my grandmother and my dad.

Now rescue me!

Save me, O God.

My life is in your hands.