We do not need “special” or “long” prayers in order to cry out to YHWH when we are experiencing trouble. Simply cry out for help and submit yourself to him in an open and honest way. Of course, let us also remember to submit to him and maintain relationship with him when times are good as well. We should not ignore him and then come to him only when we are in trouble.
Prayer for Help in Trouble.
Maskil of David, when he was in the cave. A Prayer.
1I cry aloud with my voice to the LORD;
I make supplication with my voice to the LORD.
2I pour out my complaint before Him;
I declare my trouble before Him.
3When my spirit was overwhelmed within me,
You knew my path.
In the way where I walk
They have hidden a trap for me.
4Look to the right and see;
For there is no one who regards me;
There is no escape for me;
No one cares for my soul.
5I cried out to You, O LORD;
I said, “You are my refuge,
My portion in the land of the living.
6“Give heed to my cry,
For I am brought very low;
Deliver me from my persecutors,
For they are too strong for me.
7“Bring my soul out of prison,
So that I may give thanks to Your name;
The righteous will surround me,
For You will deal bountifully with me.”
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