A Direct Line to God
In the Word
O God, hear my prayer; give ear to the words of my mouth. Psalm 54:2
Of the Word
Don’t you find it awesome that our prayers, no matter how ineloquent they may be, reach the ear of the almighty God? Also amazing is the fact that our great and loving Father always answers.
Sometimes He says, “Yes, I want this for you, too.” Sometimes His answer is “Not just yet, because I have something different in mind.” Sometimes His answer is “I heard you, but that’s not a good idea.”
God wants us to come to Him with the needs and desires of our heart. While we may not know God’s specific will for all that we ask, He is always ready to listen.
… do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God (Philippians 4:6).
A Point to Ponder: Do I pray about everything, or do I often think, “I can handle this one alone?”
Walking with my Lord
Lord, thank You for the gift of prayer as my connection to You. Through Your Holy Spirit teach me to offer prayers of praise along with requests about my needs. In Jesus’ name. Amen.