Psalms 86:6

6 Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD ; hear my urgent cry.

Psalms 86:6 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:6

Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer
As this psalm is called, in the title of it; his own prayer, and not another's, not one composed for him, but what was composed by him; this petition is repeated, as to the sense of it, from ( Psalms 86:1 ) to show his importunity to be heard:

and attend to the voice of my supplications;
which proceeded from the spirit of grace and supplication, put up in an humble manner, in a dependence on the mercy of God, which the word used has the signification of, and were attended with thanksgiving, ( Psalms 86:12 Psalms 86:13 ) , according to the apostle's rule, ( Philippians 4:6 ) , these were vocal prayers, and not mere mental ones; see ( Hebrews 5:7 ) .

Psalms 86:6 In-Context

4 Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you.
5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
6 Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD ; hear my urgent cry.
7 I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.
8 No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do!