Prayer: Why?

I came across this prayer in a book called The Questioner’s Prayer by Bishop Robert J. Baker

Lord, hear my cry; listen to my question – “why?”
For it rises to You from the depth of my heart,
as a prayer from one
who truly believes in You,
but experiences You right now as far away from me.

O Lord,
Be not far from me.
Hasten to help me.
I need you to answer my plea.
Turn not your face from me.
I seek to understand Your ways and to follow
Your holy will for me.
Help me to find strength for the journey
and light for my path as I join
my suffering to that of Your Son’s suffering
and death on the cross.

May the Passion of Jesus give meaning
and hope to me as I experience
my own personal passion.
Into Your hands, O Lord, in faith and in trust,
I commend my spirit.