Psalm 61: This psalm a prayer of David to God would have fit many occasions in David’s life when he was distraught from fighting his numerous enemies. He offers his petition probably on his knees, shouting out, crying and having conversation with God and praising God through it all. David is the Author of this song of psalms. (verses 1-2), expresses his trust David asks God to hear his cry, to lead him to a rock that is higher than he, and to be his refuge and shelter(verses 3-5), David also expresses his trust and praise in God’s promises and protection and prays for prolongation of his kingship (verses 6-7), offers a vow of thanksgiving to be delivered when God answers (verse 8). This psalm of hope and help for those who feel tired or run down by life. Just saying.
It reads in Psalm 61:1-8 NIV: Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name. Thou wilt prolong the king’s life: and his years as many generations. He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him. So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my vows.