- Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord.
- 2Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
- 3If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
- 4But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
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Hear my cry, 0 Lord!
Some people think this was a prayer for Israel; however most believe it was a prayer for himself. Regardless of the why, Nehemiah was praying earnestly to God. So, this post supports latter popular belief. I have also written a post that supports that Nehemiah was praying for Israel. See: PSALM 130: 3-8
The Psalmist realized that his sins were keeping him from God and more importantly that they would keep him separated from God right into eternity.
In the depth of his guilt of sin and with admission to God that he was a sinner, the Psalmist shows that he realizes that there was no one, except God, that could forgive sins. He’s crying out, for God to hear his prayers.
After asking for God’s forgiveness, he stood in faith, acknowledging his belief that God heard him. Nehemiah knew that without God’s grace, no one could stand before God, without falling.
The closer he got to God, the more Nehemiah felt the fear of God: (awe – reverence), (afraid of sinning again).
As Nehemiah grew in fear and faith of gratitude, his love also grew. He learned that true forgiveness comes only from God.
My Prayer for Psalm 130:1-4 Hear My Cry O Lord
Father in Heaven,
The blood of Jesus covers my sin. Thank you Lord.
Father, I appreciate, that today and everyday the Holy Trinity watches over me. He convicts me when I have sinned
I have the privledge that Jesus is my advocate, going between you and me and that in you, I am forgiven and loved by your grace.
The more I know you Lord, the deeper my faith becomes. Like Nehemiah, I put my faith and trust in you. Hear my cry O Lord!
In the name of Christ, I pray Amen
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