LORD, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you.
References for Psalms 88:1
May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
I am overwhelmed with troubles and my life draws near to death.
References for Psalms 88:3
I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like one without strength.
References for Psalms 88:4
I am 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.
References for Psalms 88:5
You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
References for Psalms 88:6
Your wrath lies heavily on me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.
References for Psalms 88:7
You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;
References for Psalms 88:8
my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
References for Psalms 88:9
Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do their spirits rise up and praise you?
References for Psalms 88:10
Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
References for Psalms 88:11
Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
But I cry to you for help, LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
References for Psalms 88:13
Why, LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
References for Psalms 88:14
From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
References for Psalms 88:15
Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
References for Psalms 88:16
All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
References for Psalms 88:17
You have taken from me friend and neighbor— darkness is my closest friend.
References for Psalms 88:18