A lot of the psalms identify the author. David certainly wrote many of them but there were a number of others who also contributed. This psalm does not bear the author’s name but rather the condition of his mind and heart. It begins that it was written by someone who was overwhelmed, afflicted and was in a state of weakness.

Ever experienced that?

I have. The feeling that everything is crashing in on top of you and swallowing you up in the process? That is where this psalm begins.

“Hear my prayer, Lord; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide your face from me when I am in distress. Turn your ear to me; when I call, answer me quickly.” Psalm 102:1-2

So how does the author begin?

Simply by asking God to hear, to be right there looking as the requests are brought, and to bring the answer quickly.

So, let’s do that today. Let’s bring everything on our plate that concerns us and pray that prayer.

Lord, please hear us as we pray. Please turn Your face to us and answer our prayers soon.

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