It is easy for us to imagine that someone who was a king, especially King David, had everything he wanted right at his fingertips. But that image is incorrect according to Psalm 141. David appears to be in trouble.
Hear his cry: “O, Lord, I call to You, come quickly to me; hear my voice when I call to You. May my prayer be set before You like incense.”
David was not hesitant to request and receive an immediate audience with God. “I call to You...so...hear my voice.” There was no doubt about God’s availability or that someone would be ahead of him for one reason or another waiting for an audience with God. God is always available to hear our voice and attend to our needs whenever we call on Him at any time from anyplace.
David also knew that there was nothing or no one that could stop God from helping him. “Come quickly to me.” No doubt he had gone to others for help and they were either unable or unwilling to help him. His situation was critical and he needed God’s assistance. Obviously, he had turned to others with no results. Now it was time for him to turn to God.
David was also aware of God’s acceptance of him and his needs. “May my prayer be set before You.” He had no doubt that God was there for him. He was not afraid that his concerns would embarrass God or surprise God or be of no interest to God or be beyond His power. He knew that whatever he needed would get God’s attention!
Prayer: How blest we are, Father, to know that we all have equal standing before You and every need is acceptable. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 141:1-2 I call to you, Lord, come quickly to me; hear me when I call to you. May my prayer be set before you like incense; may the lifting up of my hands be like the evening sacrifice.