Hear Me When I Pray

Psalm 55
For the choir director: A psalm[a] of David, to be accompanied by stringed instruments.

Listen to my prayer, O God.
    Do not ignore my cry for help!

Please listen and answer me,
    for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.

My enemies shout at me,
    making loud and wicked threats.
They bring trouble on me
    and angrily hunt me down.

My heart pounds in my chest.
    The terror of death assaults me.

Fear and trembling overwhelm me,
    and I can’t stop shaking.

Oh, that I had wings like a dove;
    then I would fly away and rest!

I would fly far away
    to the quiet of the wilderness. Interlude

How quickly I would escape—
    far from this wild storm of hatred.

As humans especially humans with severe mental weights we may find ourselves in moments like David had crying and screaming out in agony for help weighing down in anxiety and overwhelmed with our life situations he says

Listen to my prayer, O God.
    Do not ignore my cry for help!- He pleads for help

Please listen and answer me,
    for I am overwhelmed by my troubles.- He begs for God to answer and hear him in his troubles in desperation and disparity

My enemies shout at me,
    making loud and wicked threats.
They bring trouble on me
    and angrily hunt me down.

My heart pounds in my chest.
    The terror of death assaults me.- Feeling in panic and anxious about what he feels is going on around him he in danger and pleads for his life

Fear and trembling overwhelm me,
    and I can’t stop shaking. – We’ve all felt this feeling within life strong intent feelings of fear yet God reminds us not to fear
We should be more like David fervent and in desperation in prayer when real overwhelmed and afraid I urge you to turn your emotions into prayer whatever you may be feeling and going through instead of letting it control you where you feel overwhelmed and panic or fear express it in prayer talking to God and use your faith to keep it then you can be like David in the second part of this verse turning it into the escape he would then have a wish he would proceed with to escape and flee

Oh, that I had wings like a dove;
    then I would fly away and rest!

I would fly far away
    to the quiet of the wilderness. Interlude

How quickly I would escape—
    far from this wild storm of hatred.

For the more you practice erasing your negative emotions turning them to positive affirmations and prayer the closer relationship you shall have with God and the more you shall feel him working positively within your life

Matthew 7:7 says

Matthew 7:7
New Living Translation

Effective Prayer
7 “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.

God is always there
God is always listening
God is always ready to jump up for us at anything we need
But as many humans many of us tend to not ask or to just forget to ask

I urge you to begin to maintain a practice of turning your negative emotions into your prayer requests like David did

◄ What Does Psalm 55:6 Mean? ►
I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
Psalm 55:6(NASB)

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/psalm-55-6

Verse Thoughts
David is the author of Psalm 55, and he bemoans the shocking fact that his own familiar friend, whom he loved and trusted, betrayed him. A trusted companion, with whom David had enjoyed hours of sweet fellowship turned on him and was unimaginably disloyal. David and his bosom companion had spent much time together, in one another’s company. They had communed together, fellowshiped together, and walked together in the house of God. No wonder David’s heart was in such anguish.

It was not simply a difference of opinion that cause these two friends to go their separate ways. It was not life’s circumstances that had caused them to be detached from the close bond that had anchored them together in spirit. This was not a parting of the ways, due to the ebb and flow of life, that so often happens when circumstances dictate that two kindred spirits are separated from one another. 

This was a deliberate, premeditated betrayal of a trusted friend, that caused David to cry out, “My heart is in anguish within me. The terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling has come upon me. Horror has overwhelmed me.” It is no surprise that David cried out in great dismay and deep distress, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”

This man of God longed that he could escape the terrible situation and distressing betrayal of his beloved friend. So shocking was this soul-mate’s disloyalty that David would have fled to the desert to find solace. I wonder if David’s thoughts travelled back to the wilderness wanderings of the children of Israel, when God provided the comfort and strength his forefathers needed, as they trudged around the desert for 40 years.

I wonder if his thoughts travelled back to the ark of Noah, after the grueling experience of the flood, when a little dove was released through the window of the ark and was the only bird that brought comfort and hope back to Noah and his family, as they waited for the waters of judgement to subside. Perhaps David’s mind retreated to the sacrificial offering of two turtledoves that Israel was commanded to perform, on certain high days and holy days. 

I wonder if David considered the dove as a symbol of peace, as he reflected on the Spirit of God, Who brooded over the dark waters, in the beginning, and brought order out of chaos… as God spoke the world into being and sustained His creation by the might of His power. I wonder if David had an understanding that the dove would become the most familiar symbol of God’s sustaining power, grace, and comfort in the body of Christ.. or if at that moment he simply saw a little dove, fluttering into his courtyard.

I wonder if David knew that the Psalm that he was writing was Messianic. I wonder if he knew it was a signpost that points us to Jesus, and His familiar friend and beloved disciple – Judas Iscariot, who would betray the Lord of Glory for thirty pieces of silver. I wonder if David knew that the Psalm he was writing in his deep distress would be a peculiar pointer to great David’s greater Son – God’s Anointed Saviour, Who would be despised and rejected of men – a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief – so that the fallen race of man could be redeemed by faith.

David wanted to run away from the dire circumstances that caused such deep despair. He wanted to flee far from the person who had caused him such anguish of heart. He wanted the horrors of life that surrounded him, at that time, to be removed far away… but David had to learn that you can’t run away from the circumstances of life, you can’t escape from those that would do you harm, you can’t live in this world and be free from trials and tribulations, you can’t fly away to a deserted place and be at rest, for we live in a fallen world, we inhabit a fallen body and we live among a fallen race of fallen creatures.

No! The only place to run is into the arms of Jesus. The only escape is to be positioned in Christ, by faith, and empowered by His Holy Spirit. The only way to be at rest is to abide in Christ and to have Him abiding in us, every moment of the day – as we walk in spirit and truth, as we trust in the Lord with all our heart, as we keep self nailed to the cross, and as we die to self and live for Him.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/psalm-55-6

If you continue on into Psalm 55
You read verse 22 which says

Psalm 55:22
New Living Translation

Give your burdens to the Lord,
    and he will take care of you.
    He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.

What Does Psalm 55:22 Mean? ►
Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will support you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.
Psalm 55:22(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts
The psalms of David, which were penned thousands of years ago have as much relevance in todays, anti-God, Christ-rejecting sinful world, as they did in the time of David’s trouble.

David had been betrayed by one of his best friends and his soul was in deep distress. He was restless and complaining, oppressed by wicked men and distracted by a multitude of threats from his evil enemies. He was overwhelmed by trouble, broken-hearted with grief, anguished in heart and in deep emotional distress.

Like many believers today, David was fearful of his growing number of enemies, overwhelmed by his many troubles, and sinking into a bottomless slough of despond.. and yet despite his overwhelming difficulties, David was enabled to turn his eyes on the Lord, and to cast his burdens upon Him – David knew that God would sustain him through every difficulty he faced, for God will never allow the righteous to be shaken.

Today we too are increasingly overwhelmed by terrors and threats without, which cause many fears and fainting within.. but throughout the Word of God we are reminded not to fear, for the Lord our God is with us, whithersoever we go, and we are encouraged to cast all our cares upon Him, for He cares for us.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/psalm-55-22

God only wants the best for us
He is always looking for the best for us
He is always looking to build us up and to better us we just have to want it and ask him and give him our needs
He’s only any ear and a thought away

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

SW Altair

in these quiet small hours of the night

Go Forth In Faith

We are a young church of Bible Believers who are dedicated in reading Gods word and sharing the gospel in Miami FL and beyond.

Oscar Hokeah

Novelist of Literary Fiction

Devoted Heart Ministries

Mute. Deaf. All Disabilities. Living with hope in Jesus.

HevnSwtAngels Blog

Seeing the world through an Angels Eyes


LivingWaterMinistries, lifewaterministries.wordpress.com, lifewaterministries

Poems for Warriors

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Ps 147:3

God Listens And Hears

Smile! You’re at the best WordPress.com site ever

Wild Like the Flowers

Rhymes and Reasons

Smoke words every day.

The home of poetry


Pen to paper

Devotional Treasure

Christian devotional reading. Bible discoveries. Gems from the Word of God for everyday life.

Bombay Ficus

Running, Writing, Real Life Experiences & Relatable Content.


Original, daily devotionals, inspiration and more from a fresh, "Hey! I never thought about it like that before" perspective.

The Christian Faith Blog

Inspiring YOU to Love, Seek and Know the Ways of The Lord.


Bible truths to encourage hearts.

%d bloggers like this: