Prayer of the Broken
by Justin Rosolino
About the song:
Another song inspired by the Psalms. I wrote it when I was deeply, deeply depressed and all I could do was sit in my bed, curled up in the fetal position. I was at a point where I could not handle life, period. The only thing that made me feel at ease was reading the Psalms, over and over again. There's an old adage that says, "when you're at your whit's end, remember - that's where God lives." That's kinda what this song is about.
Twenty years of runnin', moving faster than the wind,
and all this time my dreams have died before they've yet began.
And oh, I stand here all alone, my world is crumbling down.
My spirit growing faint within me, where is meaning found?
Lord here my prayer and cry for mercy.
My hope has all but faded into sand.
I spread out my hands to You - my soul is aching for You,
thirsting like a parched land.
So let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love for me;
for I have put my hope in you, I'm down upon my knees.
Show me the way and point my spirit where to go,
rescue me, sweet Jesus, for to you I lift my soul.
And though the earth gives way and the mountains crumble down,
and the waters roar, and the emptiness surrounds,
well I look to my Father as he takes me by my hand,
saying, "child, be still and know who I am."