Mercy and truth
85:10 Mercy and truth. On the harmonious juxtaposition of mercy and truth, see note on Psalm 25:10.
Psalm 86 (title) A Prayer of David. This is the second of only three psalms with the superscript, “A Prayer of David” (also Psalms 17, 142), although many of David’s psalms include prayers. There are about fourteen specific prayer requests in Psalm 86.