Tehillim / Psalms 61, Part 1, Prayer, Truth, and the King Messiah


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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 61:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א   לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-נְגִינַת לְדָוִד:  For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. (NASB)  David asks the Lord to hear his prayer saying, ב   שִׁמְעָה אֱלֹהִים רִנָּתִי הַקְשִׁיבָה תְּפִלָּתִי:  61:1 Hear my cry, O God; Give heed to my prayer (NASB).  What is it about prayer that David asks for the Lord to hear his prayer?  Does he think the Lord has not heard his prayer?  Are there circumstances in which our prayers would not be heard?  What do the Scriptures speak of concerning living a life that is acceptable before God?  Notice how David seeks the Lord no matter where he is, ג   מִקְצֵה הָאָרֶץ | אֵלֶיךָ אֶקְרָא בַּעֲטֹף לִבִּי בְּצוּר-יָרוּם מִמֶּנִּי תַנְחֵנִי:  61:2 From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (NASB)  What is this rock that he seeks to be led to?  If the Lord God in heaven is our rock (see Parashat Haazinu), why doesn’t he request to be led back to the Lord? Read more here: Tehillim 61-Part1