Psa. 61:1-3 "Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. (vs2) From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (vs3) For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy".
Col.3:1-2 If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. (vs2) Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.
The Pulpit Commentary, Vol.8, Page18, a comment on Psa.61:1-2 “The power of prayer in trouble. “My cry”. Every one has his own needs. Think how it is this day. In how many lands, by what various voices, with what manifold emotions, the cries of men are uttered! What signs of pain, what plaints of desire, what passionate prayers for help, go up to heaven! Who but God could “attend” to them all? Moses groaned under “the burden of all the people” (Num.11:11). Paul was oppressed with “the care of all the Churches” (2 Cor.11:28). But increase the “burden,” and multiply the “cares” ten thousand times, and what is it all compared with what falls upon God? What mind but the eternal mind of God could attend to all? What love but the infinite and unchanging love of God would not grow weary by the continual comings and the countless importunities of such multitudes of supplicants? But God bends his ear to all. Not one, not the humblest or the poorest, is neglected. Wherever we are, however great and sore may be our troubles , though weak and sinful and unworthy of the least of God’s mercies, yet if we will call upon him he will hear us; if we commit our cause to him, he will bring us deliverance.
Like an exile, we may be far off from friends, solitary, and sad. But God is always near. Through all help from man should fail, God is with us to deliver us. The enemy may be coming in like a flood. There may seem to be no way to escape. But God will, when we cry to him, stretch forth his mighty arm from above, and lead us to “the Rock” where we shall find safety and peace.”
Matthew Henry's Commentary, Page 1873, on Col.3:2 says " Upon the wings of affection the heart soars upwards. Things on earth are here set in opposition to things above. Heaven and earth are contrary one to the other and the prevalence of our affection to one will proportionally weaken our affection to the other".