13 But I cry to you for help, Lord;
in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Why, Lord, do you reject me
and hide your face from me?
15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death;
I have borne your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your wrath has swept over me;
your terrors have destroyed me.
17 All day long they surround me like a flood;
they have completely engulfed me.
18 You have taken from me friend and neighbor—
darkness is my closest friend.
The writer of this Psalm is close to death. This person has no friends helping, But, he could still pray. Do you have an affliction that seems hopeless, or do you know of someone who is at death’s bed? Pray this Psalm to God for yourself and consider being a prayer companion for that person you may know that needs prayer.