Many historians credit King David as the author of this psalm. It is a prayer that he could have prayed any number of times as he attempted once again to place his trust in the Lord. Rather than one prayer, maybe this psalm of lament is many prayers strung together over the course of his lifetime.
Compare verses 5 and 15. What do the two have in common? It is almost like David is saying the same prayer twice. “I’m trusting your hand to save me.” Do you have any prayers that you find yourself needing to say over and over? Does the repetition bring comfort, or does it bother you to have to say them over and over again? If you were to write one prayer that would cover the overarching theme of your life, what would it include?
Let that be your prayer today.