“_The voice of my cry_.” In another Psalm we find the expression, “The voice of my weeping.” Weeping has a voice–a melting, plaintive tone, an ear-piercing shrillness, which reaches the very heart of God: and _crying_ hath a voice–a soul-moving eloquence; coming from _our_ heart it reaches _God’s_ heart. Ah! my brothers and sisters, sometimes we cannot put our prayers into words: they are nothing but a _cry_: but the Lord can comprehend the meaning, for he hears a voice in our cry. To a loving father his children’s cries are music, and they have a magic influence which his heart cannot resist. “_My King and my God_.” Observe carefully these little pronouns, “_my_ King, and _my_ God.” They are the pith and marrow of the plea. Here is a grand argument why God should answer prayer–because he is _our_ King and _our_ God. We are not aliens to him: he is the King of our country. Kings are expected to hear the appeals of their own people. We are not strangers to him; we are his worshippers, and he is our God: ours by covenant, by promise, by oath, by blood.
“_For unto thee will I pray_.” Here David expresses his declaration that he will seek to God, and to God alone. God is to be the only object of worship: the only resource of our soul in times of need. Leave broken cisterns to the godless, and let the godly drink from the Divine fountain alone. “Unto thee _will I pray_.” He makes a resolution, that as long as he lived he would pray. He would never cease to supplicate, even though the answer should not come.