“Hear my Singing, O G-d. Listen to my Prayer,” says King David

Hear my singing, O G-d,
listen to my prayer;
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,
for you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the enemy.
Let me dwell in your tent forever!
Let me take refuge under the shelter of your wings!
Selah
For you, O G-d, have heard my vows;
you have given me the heritage of those who fear your name.
Prolong the life of the king;
may his years endure to all generations!
May he be enthroned forever before G-d;
appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!
So will I ever sing praises to your Name,
as I perform my vows day after day.
—Psalm 61

This brief psalm of King David “speaks of the sense of security that faith affords a person under any and all circumstances.  It reminds a person that wherever he finds himself on earth, and when he faces situations of uncertainty, he can turn to the Almighty in prayer and find comfort in the knowledge that the fate of all men rests in His hands.  As David declares in verse 3, God is capable of lifting a person to heights he never thought attainable; when challenges and hardships seem too difficult to surmount, one can turn to the Almighty and rely on His ability to lift him over even the most formidable obstacles.” —Daily Tehillim

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