O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
O God, behold our shield,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
For a day in Your courts
is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper
in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
In a time of heartache King David longed to be in God’s presence crying out to God with a plea of desperation,
“O hear me, turn your ear, look, please, just look upon me.”
This was a most humble prayer. He didn’t ask for much. It was a simple prayer just to be acknowledged with the glance of God, even if for only a moment, for even a glance from God is enough. It is sufficient to satisfy the deepest longings of man. God rewarded David by prospering his kingdom, honoring him in the written word and by granting him the desire of his heart… to be in His presence forever. David’s prayer was rewarded with abundant grace!
O Lord, look upon us for your glance is enough
to satisfy our souls for eternity. Amen