Polls were indicating what would happen the next morning, deliverance from the Democrats tight grip on the US Senate.
1Hear my prayer, Yahvah, give ear to my supplications; in your own words answer me, and in your righteousness.
2And do not let your servant be brought to judgment; for in your sight, no living man will be justified.
3For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he has struck my life down to the ground; he has made me to live in darkness, like those who have been long dead.
4Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed inside me; my heart inside me is troubled.
5I remember you, Yahvah, from days of old; I meditate on all your works; I muse on the work of your hands.
6I stretch forth my hands to you; my soul thirsts after you, as a thirsty land.
7Answer me speedily, Yahvah; my spirit fails; do not hide your face from me, lest I be like those who go down into the pit.
8Cause me to hear of your lovingkindness in the morning; for in you I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to you.
9Deliver me, Yahvah, from my enemies, and teach me to do your will.
10Because you are my god, your gentle spirit will lead me into the way of life.
11Comfort me, Yahvah, for your name's sake; for your righteousness' sake, bring my soul out of trouble.
12And by your mercy, silence those who hate me, and destroy all the enemies of my soul; for I am your servant.
The special election was called to fill the seat of dead Senator Kennedy. The Democratically leaning state had put Democrats in the seat for all but 6 years since the 1920s. The democratic candidate was a shoe in, or at least that is what everyone thought.
He was a long shot at the start of the campaign in November, but the rage against Obama and the Democratic party had built across the winter, and he would win the next day by a solid margin.
Verse 3 opens with the problem living like those who have been long dead. The death of Kennedy, a stand in for a dead party, is a match.
The voting public has been deeply disturbed by the actions of congress, this was their chance to make themselves felt. (Verse 4.)
Verse 7 is a prayer for a speedy answer, an answer to prayer, which this election did answer.
Verse 8 points at the following morning, which is when this election was held.
Verse 9 calls for deliverance from God's enemies, something delivered with Brown's election.
Verse 11 is a prayer for deliverance from trouble, more of what would happen the next morning, with gridlock returning to the US Senate, making it much harder to do anything.