And when you hear forgive (I Kings 8:30).
Lord you have been favorable to your land (Ps. 85:1).
You have regarded the lowly state of your servant (Luke 1:48).
Deal kindly with your servant,
For you have made a covenant with him (I Sam. 20:8).
Give favour to Jacob once again (Gen. 39:21).
We give thanks to you O Lord,
For your mercy endures forever (I Chr. 16:34).
Type of Prayer:
Terms and/or Concepts:
“Lord hear in heaven” is a form of petitionary prayer which dervies from the same root as, and begs for, hānan.
“You have regarded the lowly state of your servant” relates the quality of hānan to a need in the one making petition.
“For you have made a covenant with him” shows the special trust in Israel for God's hānan as an integral expression in his covenant with them.
“Give favour to Jacob once again” makes use of the term hesed, a substantive for hānan, denoting unpredictable acts of kindness.
“We give thanks to you O Lord, for your mercy endures forever” makes use of hesed in a liturgical doxology.