How long O Lord will this cough last?
I’m weak and weary. My chest aches in pain.
Every breath feels like I’m being squeezed. So tight I can barely move.
I’m weak and weary. My energy is low.
How can I give you praise when it aches to utter words?
How long O Lord, will this pain last?
I sit motionless, focused on breathing deeply, yet it comes out shallow.
I’m tired. I try to muster up what little energy I have, yet it fades quickly.
I cry out, “take this pain away.” Yet the pain remains.
Lord, shine your light into those places deep within my chest.
Burn out the pain with your healing light so that I may utter words of praise.