A prayer for one suffering unjustly while the wicked seem to prosper. Almighty God, My complaint is bitter, and my hand is heavy on account of my groaning. It seems as though I do not know where to find you that I might come before you and lay my case before you. I believe that you would answer me and pay attention to me, that you would not contend with me in the greatness of your power. I wish that you would keep times of judgment, because it seems that those who seize the property and possessions of others never face your judgment, that you do not charge them with wrong, and I cannot seem to have you hear me that you might acquit me of the charge that I have brought my suffering on myself. I am falsely accused by my friends who tell me that my evil is abundant and that there is no end to my iniquities. They tell me that this is the reason snares are all around me and sudden terror overwhelms me. Almighty God, I accept what you teach in your word, that you do prolong the life of the mighty by your power, and you give them security for a time. Yet I believe your eyes are on their ways, and that they will be exalted only for a little while and then they will be gone. They will be brought low and gathered up like all others, cut off like heads of grain. But Lord, you know the way that I take, and I trust that when you have tried me, I shall come out as gold. My feet hold fast to your steps. I keep your way and do not turn aside. I choose not to depart from the commandment of your lips, and I treasure the words of your mouth more than my food. I make you my gold and my precious silver. I delight myself in you and lift up my face to you. I receive instruction from your mouth, and I lay up your words in my heart. I turn to you, believing that you will build me up. I remove unrighteousness far from my home, and I make my prayer to you, believing that you will hear me. I ask you to complete what you have appointed for me, the many things that are in your mind for me. I pray that your light will shine on my ways. These things I ask in the name of Jesus, amen.