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1 In you, Lord my God,

    I put my trust.

2 I trust in you;

    do not let me be put to shame,

    nor let my enemies triumph over me.

3 No one who hopes in you

    will ever be put to shame,

but shame will come on those

    who are treacherous without cause.


16 Turn to me and be gracious to me,

    for I am lonely and afflicted.

17 Relieve the troubles of my heart

    and free me from my anguish.

18 Look on my affliction and my

distress and take away all my sins.

19 See how numerous are my enemies

    and how fiercely they hate me!

20 Guard my life and rescue me;

    do not let me be put to shame,

    for I take refuge in you.

21 May integrity and uprightness

protect me, because my hope, Lord,

is in you.

22 Deliver Israel, O God,

    from all their troubles!

Psalm 25:1-3; 16-22

Crying out to God in pain, frustration, or desperation, seeking God’s intervention to be delivered from suffering, sorrow, loss, failure, and from enemies

Typically, a prayer of lament in the bible includes these elements (in varying order):

  • A description of complaint or of desperation and fear (V. 16-19)

  • A request for God’s help, direction, intervention, blessing (V. 20-22)

  • An expression of trust in God to ultimately provide victory (V. 1-3)

Prompts to help you pray this way

  • My pain or loss has hurt me and led me to…

  • Turning to You, God, with my pain makes me feel…

  • How long, God, will…

  • I find it difficult to depend upon You because of…

  • I need Your help in these ways…

  • I grow in trust of You, God, when I see You…

  • My experience with You helps me to see beyond these circumstances and believe…

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