This Psalm is listed as a petition. You can see why from the start to the finish of this brief piece.
The Psalmist doesn’t need to mess about with the issue, he is surrounded by those seeking his downfall, there are those who would relish in his demise, but as a servant of God, the petition is made to the Lord to look out for him. There is this part of the plea that looks for God to get the glory out of the situation, not just rescuing for the convenience of the one being cornered.
That element gives the appeal that much more of a relational connection even as it is a prelude to the writer expressing just how much he is in need of help. When he calls for the help, he knows who he can turn to. Let’s hope that when we call out, He will pay attention to our petition.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden