David opens this psalm, a prayer, with a request for God to have mercy on him and not chasten him. He prays for healing and relief from his trouble, asking how long until his relief. He continues, praying for deliverance and salvation, not to die. He accounts his groaning, drenching his bed with tears each night, his grief aging him before his time. He rebukes workers of iniquity, and declares that God has heard his voice, his supplication.
“The Lord will receive my prayer.
10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;
Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.”
David prays this prayer as a crfy unto his God, but also a statement of his faith in his God. David fought many battles as a warrior. He made and conquered many enemies. David was oppressed, though, by his enemies on many occassions. He had to hide in caves and in foreign lands in order to escape detection and destruction. David was a hunter, but also a hunted man. His prayer is a model for us. Let God know your needs. Identify the source of your trouble. Declare your faith in your mighty God and believe for the victory. Those types of prayers will pay dividends.