As Christians, from our childhood we are taught that the best way of having a relationship with God is through prayer. We must prayer under affliction the more it helps us communicate with God. The best way to know about prayer is to read the book of psalm in the bible. That is why Psalms is called as the prayer book of the Bible.

The Book of Psalm

In the Book of Psalm 88 ; A plea for God to stop hiding his face from the suffering psalmist. Also prayer from the one under great affliction. It opens with the psalmist crying out continuously to the God of his salvation (verses 1–2) and it ends the same way (verses 13–14).

Furthermore,Psalmist expresses his agony, helplessness and all the pain and sufferings he has gone through from his childhood. Yet hasn’t found a way out and is in a state of suffocation from unrelieved sufferings. This is the only psalm that actually ends without any expression of hope.                                                                                                  First of all,  it might not seem like a safe. In  psalm we know more about prayer.              Also it does teaches 2 very important lessons.                                                                  Similarly, they teach us that even when we when we have a complaint with God. we are to take it directly to him. The psalmists never complain about God; they always complain to him.


Both of these lessons are, so to speak, part of the psalmists’. Their crying out, pleading and complaining to God. By breathing out to him what it would be harmful for them to try to withhold from him.

Psalm 88  (KJV)

 O lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee:

Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry;

For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

Free among the dead, like the slain that lie in the grave, whom thou rememberest no more: and they are cut off from thy hand.

Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.

Thou hast put away mine acquaintance far from me; thou hast made me an abomination unto them: I am shut up, and I cannot come forth.

Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: Lord, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee.


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