When we read the Psalms, we see both prayer songs of worship and thanksgiving, but we also see prayers of ‘lament’ - expressions of sorrow, grief and regret. It should be no surprise to see prayers of ‘lament’ being the largest category of Psalms, as sin and suffering so heavily plagues our world since the fall of Adam. This Sabbath we will be continuing with our sermon series using Psalms 39:8-13, as a pattern to help us pray through our pain. As we read and learn from the cries of psalmist David, we will discover that laments turn you towards God when sorrows tempt you to run from Him. The key text is found in verse 12: "Hear my prayer, O Lord, and give ear to my cry; do not be silent at my tears, for I am a stranger with You, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. Turn Your gaze of displeasure from me, that I may smile, before I go away and am no more.”