A Communal Lament | Good Friday (Year C)

From the United Church of Christ.

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far away?
I cry out to you by day, but you do not answer;
and at night, I find no rest.
I am scorned and despised, all who see me mock me and shake their heads.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Our ancestors trusted in you, cried out to you, and you delivered them.
They enthroned you with praise.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Yet you took me from the womb, and from my birth you have been my God.
Do not be far from me, for trouble is near.
My troubles surround me like lions ready to pounce.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
I am poured out like water, and all my bones are dust; my heart is like wax, melting inside; my tongue is dry and I cannot speak; my limbs are nothing, and my ribs are bare.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
My enemies encircle me; they stare and gloat;
they divide my clothes among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
But you, O Savior, do not be far away!
O my Help, come quickly to deliver me!

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