A Cry for Mercy
Many of the psalms were written by David, who was chosen by God to be the next king of Israel and was anointed as such by God’s prophet, Samuel. There was just one problem: the previous king was still alive and reigning—king Saul. Although David never attempted nor had the intention of taking away Saul’s throne while he was still alive, Saul was jealous and feared David, and tried to kill him. David spent ten years running from Saul, hiding in caves and fearing for his life. From these experiences, some of the most beautiful psalms were written, and we get a glimpse into David’s heart before God.
Sometimes, though, I feel like I just don’t have the words to say. In times like these, I like to just turn to a psalm and read that as my own prayer before God. Besides the one above, here are a few more examples of other simple prayers from the psalms that just call out to God for mercy:
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