Psalms 88:2

2 Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.

Psalms 88:2 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 88:2

Let my prayer come before thee
Not before men, as hypocrites desire, but before the Lord; let it not be shut out, but be admitted; and let it come with acceptance, as it does when it ascends before God, out of the hands of the angel before the throne, perfumed with the much incense of his mediation, ( Revelation 8:3 Revelation 8:4 ) ,

incline thine ear unto my cry;
hearken to it, receive it, and give an answer to it; Christ's prayers were attended with strong crying, and were always received and heard, ( Hebrews 5:7 ) ( John 11:41 John 11:42 ) .

Psalms 88:2 In-Context

1 O LORD, God of my salvation, I cry out to you by day. I come to you at night.
2 Now hear my prayer; listen to my cry.
3 For my life is full of troubles, and death draws near.
4 I am as good as dead, like a strong man with no strength left.
5 They have left me among the dead, and I lie like a corpse in a grave. I am forgotten, cut off from your care.
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