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Psalms 102 - NIV

[a]A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord.


Hear my prayer, Lord;
let my cry for help come to you.

2 Do not hide your face from me
when I am in distress.
Turn your ear to me;
when I call, answer me quickly.


For my days vanish like smoke;
my bones burn like glowing embers.

4 My heart is blighted and withered like grass;
I forget to eat my food.

5 In my distress I groan aloud
and am reduced to skin and bones.

6 I am like a desert owl,
like an owl among the ruins.

7 I lie awake; I have become
like a bird alone on a roof.

8 All day long my enemies taunt me;
those who rail against me use my name as a curse.

9 For I eat ashes as my food
and mingle my drink with tears

10 because of your great wrath,
for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.

11 My days are like the evening shadow;
I wither away like grass.


But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever;
your renown endures through all generations.

13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
for it is time to show favor to her;
the appointed time has come.

14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
her very dust moves them to pity.

15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord,
all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.

16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion
and appear in his glory.

17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
he will not despise their plea.


Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:

19 “The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,

20 to hear the groans of the prisoners
and release those condemned to death.”

21 So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion
and his praise in Jerusalem

22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
assemble to worship the Lord.


In the course of my life[b] he broke my strength;
he cut short my days.

24 So I said:
“Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
your years go on through all generations.

25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
and the heavens are the work of your hands.

26 They will perish, but you remain;
they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
and they will be discarded.

27 But you remain the same,
and your years will never end.

28 The children of your servants will live in your presence;
their descendants will be established before you.”


a. Psalms 102:1 In Hebrew texts 102:1-28 is numbered 102:2-29.
b. Psalms 102:23 Or By his power

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Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Jan, 2012
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Scripture: Psalms 102:11-28
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Shared by: Jonathan Campbell on Jan, 2008
Summary: Gospel truths from the awful events of the Holocaust.
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Scripture: Psalms 102:1-28
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Shared by: Kevin Burden on Nov, 2007
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Shared by: Dr. Ezra Aniebue on Oct, 2007
Summary: The wisdom of the due season lies in understanding that due seasons always come. The problem is not when LORD, the issue is making sure that you are prepared when your appointed time shows up.
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Shared by: Adrian Warnock on Feb, 2007
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Shared by: Dana Visneskie on Jul, 2004
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Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jun, 2003
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Shared by: John Knight on Jan, 2003
Summary: A look at how we squander our lives and what to do about it.
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Scripture: Psalms 102:11
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Shared by: Kenneth Trent on Nov, 2002
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Shared by: Bruce Howell on Jan, 2002
Summary: To present the Changeless Christ to an ever-changing world.
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Scripture: Psalms 102:12-28
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Shared by: Terry Vaughan on Jan, 2002
Summary: Learn how to get away from depression and receive the joy that God wants us to have.
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 102:1-9
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Views: 1,290
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Shared by: William Yates on Sep, 2001
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Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
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Scripture: Psalms 102:1-28
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Shared by: Leslie Trombly on Jun, 2001
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