Psalms 86:3

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.[a]

Psalms 86:3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:3

Be merciful unto me, O Lord
In my distressed and miserable condition, being an object of mercy, pity, and compassion; this petition is used by Christ in ( Psalms 41:10 )

for I cry unto thee daily;
or "all the day"; every day, and several times in a day, ( Psalms 55:17 ) constant and importunate prayer is the duty of saints, and available with God, ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 ) ( Luke 18:1-7 ) . Christ was much in the exercise of it, ( Luke 6:12 ) .

Psalms 86:3 In-Context

1 Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy.
2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.
4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Footnotes 1

The King James Version is in the public domain.