Come and hear, all you who fear God,
And I will declare what He has done for my soul.
I cried to Him with my mouth,
And He was extolled with my tongue.
If I regard iniquity in my heart,
The Lord will not hear.
But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer,
Nor His mercy from me!
This portion from Psalm 66 brings up several simple but poignant thoughts:
- God fearing people enjoy hearing what God has done.
- Prayer should include praise as well as requests.
- Repentance is a pre-requisite for answered prayers.
- God is merciful just to hear our prayers.