A prayer to Yahweh (Ps 141:1-141:2)

A psalm of David

“I call upon you!

Yahweh!

Come quickly to me!

Give ear to my voice

When I call to you!

Let my prayer be counted as incense before you!

I lift up my hands as an evening sacrifice!”

Psalm 141 is a psalm of David as indicated in the title. Once again this is a direct appeal to Yahweh, asking for help to defeat his enemies. David called upon Yahweh to hurry up and hear his voice. He wanted his prayer to be like that of incense at the evening prayer with his lifted hands. This thus assumes a fixed liturgical worship service.