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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Prayers in the Bible: Psalm 4

Psalm 4:1 Answer me when I call, God of my righteousness.
Give me relief from my distress.
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer. (World English Bible, public domain)

This, I believe, is the first prayer in the Psalms. It is one all of us could pray, sometimes, or often.

This post is part of a series on prayers in the Bible. For the previous post, see here. Thanks for reading.


atlibertytosay said...

Interesting how David's prayers (at least I assume this is David) are so different from our prayers of today … David speaks to God in a GIVE fashion whereas most prayers I hear today are a WANT prayer.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks for pointing that out, atlibertyto say.