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Psalms 88 - NIV

[a]A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah. For the director of music. According to mahalath leannoth.Title: Possibly a tune, “The Suffering of Affliction” A maskilTitle: Probably a literary or musical term of Heman the Ezrahite.

1

Lord, you are the God who saves me;
day and night I cry out to you.

2 May my prayer come before you;
turn your ear to my cry.

3

I am overwhelmed with troubles
and my life draws near to death.

4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am like one without strength.


Footnotes

a. Psalms 88:1 In Hebrew texts 88:1-18 is numbered 88:2-19.


Sermons on Psalms 88 More sermons: Psalms 88

Davon Huss avatar
The Melancholy Psalm
Shared by: Davon Huss on Nov, 2015
Summary: What can we learn from a psalm without a happy ending? (Material adapted from Shawn McMullen in an article in Lookout Magazine and from Peter Slofstra at: http://www.crcna.org/resources/church-resources/reading-sermons/dark-ending-bright-beginning)
Mike Fogerson avatar
D:Day Disaster
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Jul, 2013
Summary: Those of us of a certain age remember when the threat of a nuclear bomb was an ever present, very real fear. Today, our fears of disasters come in all kinds of wrappers.
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 658
rob hall avatar
A depressed faith
Shared by: rob hall on Nov, 2012
Summary: This Psalm sums up the Christian faith and what God asks us to do.
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Views: 1,057
Michael Deaton avatar
Where is God When It Hurts?
Shared by: Michael Deaton on Jan, 2012
Summary: Use of Psalm 88 to ask Where God Is in those hurting days of our lives
Series: Psalm 88
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 2,647
Allan Quak avatar
Telling God My Complaints and Problems
Shared by: Allan Quak on Mar, 2011
Summary: This sermon focusses on the family of Psalms known as Laments. In a Lament the Psalmist brings his complaints and problems to God. A Lament is also an occasion when the faithfulness and care of God is questioned. Psalm 88 is the example.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,091
Ed Vasicek avatar
Permission to Feel Despondent
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2010
Summary: In Psalm 88, God gives us permission to be fully human, to face the realties of misery rather than deny them, and to pour our complaints, despondency, and miseries before Him in prayer.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,837
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Spirit of Heaviness
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb, 2009
Summary: Did you know Psalms 88 is considered the saddest chapter of Psalms. Why? God is still there even when we have HEAVY SPIRITS.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 5,971
Dr. Jeremy Simpson avatar
WHEN IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER
Shared by: Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Mar, 2007
Summary: This Psalm is like no other chapter in all the Bible. It is a Song of Sorrow. It is a Psalm of Sadness. It is, without a doubt, the darkness and sadness of all the Psalms. But let us remember that the darkest hour is just before dawn, and so, when tr
based on 21 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,541
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Holy Saturday sermon/service
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on May, 2002
Summary: A service for Holy Saturday (easter weekend), looking a despair and Psalm 88 as Peter might have said it following his betrayal.
based on 34 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,498
Paul Apple avatar
LIFE IN THE PITS -- A NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
Summary: THE LONELINESS OF BEING FORSAKEN BY GOD AND MAN MAKES LIFE IN THE PITS INTOLERABLE
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 88:1-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,873