‘Lord, hear my voice. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy.’ Psalm 130.2
This prayer is phrased in a very personal manner. It is about bringing prayer back to its very root – the individual and God; us bringing to him the things about which we are desperate.
It can be very easy to lose this focus on relationship and be casual about prayer, undertaking it as a duty – something we ought to do. However, there was nothing dutiful about the way this psalmist was praying. It was about him, calling out and seeking his God’s attention.
The sheer wonder of our relationship with God is reflected in this verse. The Lord God, who created the heavens and the earth and has been there all through history, hears your voice and his ears are attentive to everything you say to him. As you sit down to pray, catch the wonder of this – you have God’s attention! You may or may not have a sense of his presence, but he certainly knows exactly where you are and hears every word you say.