Prayers of the Psalms

Psalm 22

11  Do not be far from me,    for trouble is near    and there is no one to help.

12  Many bulls  surround me;    strong bulls of Bashan  encircle me.

13  Roaring lions  that tear their prey    open their mouths wide  against me.

14  I am poured out like water,   and all my bones are out of joint.   My heart has turned to wax;    it has melted  within me.

19  But you, LORD, do not be far from me.    You are my strength;  come quickly  to help me.

20  Deliver me from the sword,    my precious life  from the power of the dogs.

21  Rescue me from the mouth of the lions;    save me from the horns of the wild oxen.