O LORD God, my savior, I cry out to you during the day and at night.
Let my prayer come into your presence. Turn your ear to hear my cries.
My soul is filled with troubles, and my life comes closer to the grave.
I am numbered with those who go into the pit. I am like a man without any strength--
abandoned with the dead, like those who have been killed and lie in graves, like those whom you no longer remember, who are cut off from your power.
You have put me in the bottom of the pit--in deep, dark places.