O God, listen to my cry! Hear my prayer! From the ends of the earth, I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let me live forever in your sanctuary, safe beneath the shelter of your wings!
Psalm 61:1-4 NLT
The Psalms are such a great way to learn how to pray honestly. This one begins with and earnest plea for God to listen. Of course we know that God is always listening to our prayers, but sometimes it feels urgent that we get his attention, just like this psalmist. How do you call out to God most often when you feel like you are desperate for him to hear you? Compose a hand lettering design with that phrase. Try mixing fonts and letter sizes – maybe even illuminate your lettering with some drawing or embellishments.