A Cry in Distress

1021 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto thee.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 102:1

Commentary on Psalm 102:1-11

(Read Psalm 102:1-11)

The whole word of God is of use to direct us in prayer; but here, is often elsewhere, the Holy Ghost has put words into our mouths. Here is a prayer put into the hands of the afflicted; let them present it to God. Even good men may be almost overwhelmed with afflictions. It is our duty and interest to pray; and it is comfort to an afflicted spirit to unburden itself, by a humble representation of its griefs. We must say, Blessed be the name of the Lord, who both gives and takes away. The psalmist looked upon himself as a dying man; My days are like a shadow.