Read Matthew 27: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=482810411
Scripture: v. 46 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli,27:46 Some manuscripts Eloi, Eloi lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”)
Observation: The cry of dereliction is also a prayer, echoing Psalm 22.
Application: In the midst of my pain, do I realize that I can offer my prayers to God in earnest?
Prayer: O God, receive my prayers in times of joy and pain. May I never cease to pray to you, no matter the situation. In Jesus’ name. Amen.