“David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son.” I Samuel 1:17 We find poetry used throughout the Bible to express deep emotion, ranging from joyful praise to anguished loss. When King Saul and His son Jonathan were killed in battle, David was overwhelmed with grief. He poured out his soul in a poem he called “the Song of the Bow”. When we face “an emergency of the spirit” our prayers can be a poem to the Lord. While we may stumble to articulate what we feel, our heavenly Father hears our words as a true expression of our hearts. God does more than hear words; He reads hearts.