From Association of Independent Readers and Rootworkers
Hoodoo psychic readers, spirit workers and root doctors who recite Psalms on behalf of clients may work with Psalm 42 during
altar work and prayers aimed at receiving guidance from the Lord. This Psalm is prayed by root doctors to help with discovering answers by means of dreams. Psalm 42 can be recited along with candles and special preparations of oil to help induce visionary dreams. This Psalm is specifically recited in prayer used when one is faced with a worrisome problem or a question to which the solution or answer is not readily obtainable by ordinary means. It is also used, in conjunction with the 23rd Psalm to get a lover to reconcile and return.
 As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
 My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
 When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
 Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
 I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
 As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.