David strengtheneth his prayer by the conscience of his religion,
Psalms 86:1 A prayer for David himself. Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor. Psalms 86:2 Preserve my soul, for I am holy: save thy servant, O my God, that trusteth in thee. Psalms 86:3 Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I have cried to thee all the day. Psalms 86:4 Give joy to the soul of thy servant, for to thee, O Lord, I have lifted up my soul.
by the goodness and power of God.
Psalms 86:5 For thou, O Lord, art sweet and mild: and plenteous in mercy to all that call upon thee. Psalms 86:6 Give ear, O Lord, to my prayer: and attend to the voice of my petition. Psalms 86:7 I have called upon thee in the day of my trouble: because thou hast heard me. Psalms 86:8 There is none among the gods like unto thee, O Lord: and there is none according to thy works. Psalms 86:9 All the nations thou hast made shall come and adore before thee, O Lord: and they shall glorify thy name. Psalms 86:10 For thou art great and dost wonderful things: thou art God alone.
He desireth the continuance of former grace.
Psalms 86:11 Conduct me, O Lord, in thy way, and I will walk in thy truth: let my heart rejoice that it may fear thy name. Psalms 86:12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever: Psalms 86:13 For thy mercy is great towards me: and thou hast delivered my soul out of the lower hell.
Complaining of the proud, he craveth some token of God's goodness.
Psalms 86:14 O God, the wicked are risen up against me, and the assembly of the mighty have sought my soul: and they have not set thee before their eyes. Psalms 86:15 And thou, O Lord, art a God of compassion, and merciful, patient, and of much mercy, and true. Psalms 86:16 O look upon me, and have mercy on me: give thy command to thy servant, and save the son of thy handmaid. Psalms 86:17 Shew me a token for good: that they who hate me may see, and be confounded, because thou, O Lord, hast helped me and hast comforted me.