The Uplift of the Soul in Prayer
Psalm 25:1-3
To you, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.…

Gotthold, in his Emblems, says, "Doves have been trained to fly from place to place, carrying letters in a basket fastened to their necks or feet. They are swift of flight; but our prayers and sighs are swifter, for they take but a moment to pass from earth to heaven, and bear the troubles of our heart to the heart of God. These messengers no hostile force can detain; they penetrate the clouds, never linger on the way, and never desist until the Most High attends. A tyrant may shut up a godly man in the deepest dungeon, immure him between massive walls, and forbid him all intercourse with his fellow men, but these messengers he cannot restrain; in defiance of all obstacles they report to the Omniscient the affliction of the victim, and bring back to him the Divine consolation."

Parallel Verses
KJV: {A Psalm of David.} Unto thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.

WEB: To you, Yahweh, do I lift up my soul.

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