Listen to my Prayer

Listen to my Prayer

King David begins Psalm 55 with a very bold instruction to God;

Listen to my prayer, O God,
    do not ignore my plea;
hear me and answer me.

Why does David use such language as he prays to God? Is this a model prayer for disciples today?

The Apostle Paul instructs disciples in Philippians 4:6 to not be anxious about anything and yet King David declares to the Lord that he is clearly very anxious;

“My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught…
My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen on me…

Fear and trembling have beset me; horror has overwhelmed me.” (v2-5)

We all live in a world of stressors. How then should we live as followers of King Jesus in the light of this stress? Psalm 55 has some answers for us.



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