A Prayer of Lament from Psalm 13
How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
It has been two months since we have been locked away,
sixty days without the joy of connection.
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
How long will my enemy triumph over me?
We think of your children, confused and suffering;
they wonder why there is no food
We long to comfort them, but must stay at a distance.
Look on me and answer, Lord my God.
Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death,
and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
and my foes will rejoice when I fall.
We seek answers. Lord, help us to understand.
Why are pain, fear, and death allowed to reign?
Can hope survive amongst so much despair?
When will help finally arrive?
But I trust in your unfailing love;
my heart rejoices in your salvation.
I will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to me.
We know the One we serve is faithful;
Your compassion will not dry up.
We will remember your presence,
Knowing that even now, you are not far from us.
We will sing the Lord’s praise,
for he has been good to us.
About Tim and Kallie Hutton
Tim and Kallie are CBM Global Field Staff who work with CBM’s partners, the Bolivian Baptist Union (UBB) and its development arm, OBADES, to build and support effective programs and ministries. They help to get churches involved with strategic community development projects, as well as help expand the capacity of the seminary to train effective leaders through improving accessibility to theological resources.