Psalm 142 provides a pattern for prayer for when I am overwhelmed. Use this Psalms Prayer Pattern to commit all your struggles to the One who knows the way you should turn. This Prayer Pattern is also a great guide when you are trying to forgive by resigning the God job.
Psalm 142 Prayer Pattern
I cry out to the LORD; I plead for the LORD’s mercy. I pour out my complaints before him and tell him all my troubles. When I am overwhelmed, you alone know the way I should turn. Wherever I go, my enemies have set traps for me. I look for someone to come and help me, but no one gives me a passing thought! No one will help me; no one cares a bit what happens to me. Then I pray to you, O LORD. I say, “You are my place of refuge. You are all I really want in life. Hear my cry, for I am very low. Rescue me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. Bring me out of prison so I can thank you. The godly will crowd around me, for you are good to me. —Psalm 142 NLT
Excerpts from Desperate Dependency by J. Kirk & Melanie D. Lewis.
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