Psalm 102:1-11

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Psalm 102In Hebrew texts 102:1-28 is numbered 102:2-29. 1A 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.

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

3For my days vanish like smoke; my bones burn like glowing embers.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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