Earnest Prayer Alone Succeeds
Psalm 102:1-28
Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come to you.…

"Not very long ago I was staying at Matlock, and some one in Manchester wanted to call me up on the telephone. Speaking through the telephone is a thing to which I am unaccustomed. I could hear the voice at the other end asking me if I were there. I shouted that I was, I bellowed that I was, but still I heard the question, 'Are you there?' In despair I put the instrument-down and went to the porter. With a pitying smile be took the instrument, and spoke through it as quietly as possible. He was heard. I said, 'Why can't I make him hear?' 'Because,' he said, 'you forget one very simple thing. You do not take hold of the receiver firmly.'" Oh, how often in our appeals to high Heaven we ask and receive not because we forget to take a firm hold.

(R. J. Campbell, M. A.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: {A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed, and poureth out his complaint before the LORD.} Hear my prayer, O LORD, and let my cry come unto thee.

WEB: Hear my prayer, Yahweh! Let my cry come to you.

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