Vs. 170 — Let my supplication come before You; Deliver me according to Your word.
Ambrose (in Neale and Littledale):
Knock therefore at the door of the heavenly palace: knock, not with your bodily hand, but with the right hand of prayer. For the voice can knock as well as the hand, as it is written, “It is the voice of my Beloved that knocketh”: Cant. 5:2. (Spurgeon, C. H. (2009). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, p. 437). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.)
Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word. Father, even with understanding and encouragement, we cannot deliver ourselves. How foolish is such self-confidence. We cannot deliver ourselves from ourselves; from others; from the enemy that encamps against us; from the sin that works to devour us; from this godless world that desires to poison us; from the snare of the fowler and the arrows that fly by night. Our safety is in You alone. Our rescue can come from no other. Hear the cries of the weak and the oppressed and deliver. You are the great Deliverer. There is no other! Amen!