Here’s a prayer setting of Psalm 42 from Kansas Bob’s Daily Prayer blog.
(based on Psalm 42)
As a deer longs for flowing streams,
so my soul longs for you, O God.
My soul thirsts for you the living God.
Come in power, Almighty God!
My tears seem to be my food day and night;
my tears seems to speak to me and say, “Where is your God?”
Answer my tears, O compassionate Father!
Yet these things I remember as I pour out my soul:
how sweet your presence is and how exhilarating it is
to worship you with shouts of joy amongst your people.
I rejoice in you, O joy giving Lord!
These are the things I ponder:
why my soul is sad and in turmoil within me?
I want to hope in you God.
I want to experience your power.
O come, Holy Spirit!
Yet even now, when my soul is cast down within me,
I remember you in the land of trials and testing.
I trust in you, Jesus!
I want to hear your voice Lord like the sounds of great waterfalls,
speaking with power and having powerful affects.
Come, O Holy Shepherd!
You are my rock, the One in whom I have trusted…
yet I sometime feel forgotten,
I often mourn so many losses.
I sometimes feel oppressed.
Come, O God of deliverance!
My soul will not be cast down forever…
the turmoil will end…
my hope is in you Lord…
I shall praise you afresh.
Jesus is my salvation and my God!
~ written by Kansas Bob, and posted on Daily Prayer. http://praying.kansasbob.com/2009/05/praying-psalm-42.html