I find it striking that Psalm 88 includes virtually no words of reassurance. Nowhere does the psalmist add parenthetically, “But you are the Lord of mercy and compassion,” or anything else like this. Most psalms of lament include words of hope. Not Psalm 88. Here we find dark despair.
Journey Deeper into Prayer Posts
Paul set the example for us in caring for the church. A big part of his care flowed out of his passionate, intercessory prayer on their behalf.
Because of His unmeasurable love and mercy, God looked down on mankind and had compassion. His grace is widespread and bountiful. He never leaves us.
In The Lord's Prayer, Jesus taught his disciples that the essence of prayer is not a public style but a private communication with a kind and loving God.