I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God: incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech.
I have called upon thee,.... In prayer. This had been the constant practice of the psalmist, and he still continued in it;
for thou wilt hear me, O God; God is a God hearing prayer; he is used to hear his people, and they have frequent experience of it, and they may be assured that whatsoever they ask according to his will, and in the name of Christ, he will hear; and such an assurance is a reason engaging the saints to a constant calling upon God, Ps 116:2; and such confidence of being always heard Christ had, John 11:41;
incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech; meaning his prayer, which he now directed to him in full assurance of being heard, and is as follows.