Praying Through: Psalm 32:3a

The Psalm

Psalm 32:3 (CSB) When I kept silent, my bones became brittle from my groaning all day long.

The Prayer

My Only Comfort in Life

I will never forget

  • the darkness enveloping me
  • my emotions drained out of me
  • I no longer desired life
  • my brain was shut down
  • I was dead
  • and I wanted to die.

The deepest despair

  • and the darkest night
  • and the most chaotic state
  • and the madness that ensues
  • and I am dying
  • and I am being crushed
  • I am without hope
  • I have nothing
  • I didn't have the strength
  • nor the wherewithal
  • to even form a thought
  • to reach out and ask for help.

But you

  • instilled one truth
  • I am lead by your Spirit
  • because you adopted me as your son
  • and I have your Spirit
  • and I am no longer in fear

But you

  • bear witness with my spirit
  • the spirit you gave me
  • and the life you gave me
  • that I am yours
  • and you are mine

And you

  • have given me everything
  • because you gave me your precious Son.

I might suffer for a little

  • and I cry in despair
  • and my tears flood my pillow
  • but your joy always comes in the morning
  • because that is when your mercies are waiting for me
  • more assure than the sun rising in the east.

Great is your faithfulness, O Lord.

Great is your faithfulness.