7 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 5
Day 5 – Psalm 86:5-7
You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you. Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.
David models a faithful believer’s prayer by pausing to affirm God’s attributes in this first refrain: God forgives, he is good, and he overflows love to all who call upon him…. David has the confidence to call on God now because God has answered him in the past…. God himself assures those who call on him that he does indeed answer. (NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible)