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Why did Jesus cry, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”
The Weakness and Incredible Thirst:
Pierced with Nails by Gentiles:
Prayer Based on Psalm 64:
Hear my voice, O God, in my distress;
preserve my life from dread of the enemy,
who prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking to devour.
Hide me from the secret plots of the forces of wickedness,
who whet their tongues like swords,
who aim bitter words like arrows,
shooting from ambush at the blameless,
shooting at him suddenly and without fear -
The accuser of the brethren, my adversary and his host.
They hold fast to their evil purpose;
they lay snares secretly,
thinking, “Who can see them?”
They search out malice,
and they plot for my destruction through sin.
But You, O God, shoot Your arrow of the Gospel at them;
they are wounded suddenly, disarmed and defeated.
They are brought to ruin, with their own tongues turned against them;
all who see them will wag their heads.
Then all mankind fears;
they tell what You, O God, have brought about
and ponder what You have done for Your own children.
Let the righteous one rejoice in You, O Lord
and take refuge in You!
Let all the upright in heart exult!