And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Speak to the Israelites that they journey onward.” (Exodus 14:15) A midrash points out that while human beings listen to wealthy people and ignore the poor, God operates differently. The Psalms contain: A prayer of Moses, man of God (Psalm 90) and: A prayer of the poor, when he grows faint and pours out his plea before the LORD (Psalm 102). This teaches us that God listens equally to the prayer of Moses – the master of prophets – and the poor. Similarly, God tells Moses Why do you cry out to me? – Israel has already prayed to me: the Israelites raised their eyes, and, look, Egypt was advancing toward them, and they were very afraid, and the Israelites cried out to the LORD (Exodus 14:10) – and I have heard their prayer.