A Prayer for Depression, Distress (Psalm 143.7-11)
Vincent Van Gogh, 1890, “Old Man in Sorrow (On the Threshold of Eternity)”
Psalm 143.7-11 (NLT)
7 Come quickly, Lord, and answer me,
for my depression deepens.
Don’t turn away from me,
or I will die.
8 Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,
for I am trusting you.
Show me where to walk,
for I give myself to you.
9 Rescue me from my enemies, Lord;
I run to you to hide me.
10 Teach me to do your will,
for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward
on a firm footing.
11 For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life.
Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress.
Susan Paloschi, “Concentration”