This Psalm is about the writer crying out to the Lord, and asking the Lord to hear the prayer and be attentive to it. The writer waits with hope that the prayer will be hear. There are countless books written on prayer and all that prayer entails. Many writers have noted that God does indeed hear all of our prayers, however, one can ask if God hears our prayers why aren’t they answered.
God is love and can’t help but love us, and walk with us throughout our life. However, that doesn’t mean that all of our prayers will be answered in the manner and method that we have prayed for. The most important part about prayer is that it strengthens our relationship with our Lord God, and helps us to become the persons God wants us to be – everything else is secondary.
I remember after my late wife’s second operation to remove a brain tumor she couldn’t talk, walk, or move her right side. I prayed and prayed that I could get the former Judy back. That prayer wasn’t answered the way I wanted. However, after she went under Hospice care, I prayed that she would go without any pain, and I think she did.
From what I have read about prayer and from my own experiences, the Lord God does want us to cry out at any time and as often as we can. No matter if we think our prayers are answered or not, God’s love, grace, and mercy are still with us! Vernon T.
Prayer: Today, may my prayers go up to the Lord, and may my soul and heart wait in hope for whatever comes from them!