A short but important Psalm that we can learn a lot from today and build our prayer around:
Psa 17:6 I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God; incline your ear to me; hear my words.
David is saying; I am reaching out to to you, because you will answer me and then David asks God to incline Your ear and hear my prayer.
The word used for incline in the original Hebrew is Natah (pronounced Naw-Taw) which means to bend down; demonstrating to us that David knows his place. David is just a man temporarily dwelling the earth, but God is up there in the heavens, hence why David is asking God to bend down and hear David’s lowly plea. In other words, David is acknowledging the superiority of God, David is talking to something greater than He is.
David’s faith is also underscored here as well, as David says “I call upon You” but doesn’t just leave it at that, David’s faith says “for You will answer me”. David knows that His prayer isn’t just going to fall on deaf ears, God will not just hear David’s prayer and ignore it, but God will hear David’s prayer and then God will answer David’s prayer!
Some good takeaways here from a rather short verse in the Psalms, when we go to God in prayer, we should do so in genuine faith like David had, and also come from a low and humble place, when someone important comes in the room, we seem to always act our best for that special someone, how much more should we act when we are in the presence of The Supreme One?