Day 25 of 40 Days of Prayer
For those of you praying along with me for miracles these forty days, please read aloud this Psalm with my name and ask God to reveal new feeling and function in my body.
Psalm 88 (NIV)
A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth. A maskil of Heman the Ezrahite.
1 Lord, you are the God who saves Laura;
day and night Laura cries out to you.
2 May Laura’s prayer come before you;
turn your ear to her cry.
3 Laura is overwhelmed with troubles and her life draws near to death.
4 Laura is counted among those who go down to the pit;
Laura is like one without strength.
5 Laura is set apart with the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
6 You have put Laura in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavily on Laura;
you have overwhelmed Laura with all your waves.
8 You have taken from Laura her closest friends
and have made her repulsive to them. Laura is confined and cannot escape;
9 Her eyes are dim with grief.
Laura calls to you, Lord, every day; Laura spreads out her hands to you.
10 Do you show your wonders to the dead?
Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
11 Is your love declared in the grave,
your faithfulness in Destruction?
12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness,
or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But Laura cries to you for help, Lord;
in the morning Laura’s prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject Laura
and hide your face from her?
15 From Laura’s youth she has suffered and been close to death;
Laura has borne your terrors and is in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over Laura;
your terrors have destroyed Laura.
17 All day long they surround Laura like a flood;
they have completely engulfed Laura.
18 You have taken from Laura friend and neighbor—
darkness is Laura’s closest friend.