O LORD, hear my prayer, and let my cry for help come to you.
Do not hide your face from me when I am in trouble. Turn your ear toward me. Answer me quickly when I call.
My days disappear like smoke. My bones burn like hot coals.
My heart is beaten down and withered like grass because I have forgotten about eating.
I am nothing but skin and bones because of my loud groans.
I am like a desert owl, like an owl living in the ruins.
I lie awake. I am like a lonely bird on a rooftop.
All day long my enemies insult me. Those who ridicule me use my name as a curse.