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Psalm 61:1

ESV Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer;
NIV For the director of music. With stringed instruments. Of David. Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
NASB Hear my cry, God; Give Your attention to my prayer.
CSB For the choir director: on stringed instruments. Of David. God, hear my cry; pay attention to my prayer.
NLT O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer!
KJV To the chief Musician upon Neginah, A Psalm of David. Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer.
NKJV {To the Chief Musician. On a stringed instrument. A Psalm of David.} Hear my cry, O God; Attend to my prayer.

What does Psalm 61:1 mean?

David prays, calling upon God to hear and listen. Although the Lord was the God of Israel, the nation, He was also David's God. David called upon Him as a child needing help would call upon his father. David's prayer is offered with the assumption that the Lord will hear him and respond.

Jesus taught His disciples to address God not only reverently but also intimately. He taught them to say, "Father, hallowed be your name" (Luke 11:2). He also compared God to a father who gives good gifts to His children (Luke 11:11–13). The apostle Paul writes that God has sent the Spirit of Jesus into the hearts of believers, causing them to address God as "Abba! Father!" (Galatians 4:6). "Abba" is a familiar term, almost intimate. Only those who are born into the family of God by trusting in Jesus as Savior can say with assurance that God is their Father (John 1:12–13).
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