My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry by day, but you do not answer;
and by night, but find no rest.
Yet you are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel.
In you our ancestors trusted;
they trusted, and you delivered them.
To you they cried, and were saved;
in you they trusted, and were not put to shame.
we cry out to you
from our pain
from our fears
from our worries
from our situations in life.
Hear our prayers
and come to our aide.
Indeed our ancestors put their trust in you
and you were faithful and delivered them
Know we do the same.
O God of comfort,
give us your peace.
O God of wisdom,
give us your discerning mind.
O God of love,
wrap us in your loving embrace.
O God of healing,
bandage our wounds, our hurts, with your Spirit.
If you turn your face from us,
we will be ruined.
So hold us in your strong hands of grace.
Today we put our trust in you.
Do not let us be put to shame.