Kaph (Psalm 119:81-88)
My soul faints with longing for your salvation,
but I have put my hope in your word.
My eyes fail, looking for your promise;
I say, “When will you comfort me?”
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke,
I do not forget your decrees.
How long must your servant wait?
When will you punish my persecutors?
The arrogant dig pitfalls for me,
contrary to your law.
All your commands are trustworthy;
help me, for men persecute me without cause.
They almost wiped me from the earth,
but I have not forsaken your precepts.
Preserve my life according to your love,
and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
I am sick with desire….
To be in your presence….
I am full of hope…..
When will you comfort me in my sadness?
When will you deliver me from my affliction?
In my sorrow – I will wait…..
For I trust in you….
I know your love, intimately….
How I wish you would strike down the wicked….
Those who mock me, and hate you….
Yet in those moments, I realize I am one of them….
If not for you….
Preserve my life, according to your love….
Lord, preserve their life too….
According to your love….
That we may all glorify you…..