My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from saving me,
so far from my cries of anguish?
(Psalm 22:1; NIV).
I feel so empty
I cannot pray,
But thirst for you in vain.
How can I live
Without your constant presence?
Let me become
Your dwelling-place again.
How can I face each weary day
Nothing but dust,
I long for death’s release.
Show me, once more, your light,
And love, and mercy.
Answer my prayers,
And give me your perfect peace.
My peace I give you
(John 14:27; NIV).
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you
(Isaiah 26:3; NLT).