Hear my prayer (Ps 102:1-102:2)

A prayer of one afflicted, when he is faint and pours out his complaint before Yahweh

“Hear my prayer!

Yahweh!

Let my cry come to you!

Do not hide your face from me

In the day of my distress!

Incline your ear to me!

Answer me speedily

In the day when I call!”

Psalm 102 is rather long compared to the preceding psalms with a long descriptive title. This prayer of the afflicted person wishes to pour out his complaint before Yahweh. There is nothing about David here.   This psalmist wants Yahweh to hear his prayers, plain and simple. He wanted his cry to come to the ear of Yahweh and before his face. In the day of his distress and the day when he called, he wanted a speedy answer from Yahweh. He is almost demanding.

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