17 For I am ready to fall, and my sorrow is continually before me.
18 For I confess my iniquity; I am full of anxiety because of my sin.
19 But my enemies are vigorous and strong; and many are those who hate me wrongfully.
20 And those who repay evil for good, they oppose me, because I follow what is good.
21 Do not forsake me, O LORD; O my God, do not be far from me!
22 Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!
This is a man at the end of his rope. Do you approach God that way? Do you realize we are all there? Have you ever been lead in prayer by someone that invited you to "go before the throne of grace?" How do you approach a throne?
Prostrate! Do not come before the Lord presumptively, before you make your petition, declare your unworthiness. Beg God, for He owes you nothing.