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How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? Psalms 13:1-6

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. How long, O LORD? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, Having sorrow in my heart daily? How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God; Enlighten my eyes, Lest I sleep the sleep of death; Lest my enemy say, "I have prevailed against him"; Lest those who trouble me rejoice when I am moved.

But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

A very fascinating Psalm, short but full of punch and specifically directed towards David's problem. He doesn't go into details; he goes straight to the one who already knows them and who has the power to address them.

Please note that David does not provide any instructions to the LORD about how to rectify the situation. Another significant point is that he goes straight to an appropriate conclusion. He praises the LORD and acknowledges His complete understanding and power to resolve it.

Shouldn't our prayers focus more on the power of the LORD, God, the Almighty to understand and rectify appropriately?


Morning Psalm 98, Noon Psalm 119:105-112, Evening Psalm 38