Incline your ear, O Lord, and answer me,
for I am poor and needy.
Preserve my life, for I am godly;
save your servant, who trusts in you—you are my God.
Be gracious to me, O Lord,
for to you do I cry all the day.
Gladden the soul of your servant,
for to you, O Lord, do I lift up my soul.
For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving,
abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.
Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer;
listen to my plea for grace.
~Psalm 86:1-6 (ESV)
In Psalm 86, David includes a prayer in this song of worship. This reminds me of how important it is to not only pray but to worship our good and forgiving God also. As Easter people our “alleluias” are said prayerfully and worshipfully each new day. David’s prayer provides an understanding of happens when God’s servants cry out for grace in their time of need.
When God’s servants pray and worship:
Their faith is preserved.
Their service is entrusted to God.
Their souls rejoice in God’s steadfast love.
Their pleas are graciously answered.
May you and I be God’s servants praying and worshiping and blessing God daily!
Blessed are You, O Lord, who is good and forgiving.