Word 4U Today

Pray from your Heart


‘…when you search for Me with all your heart.’   Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV


God isn’t moved by your eloquence (read: how fluently you pray) or how long your prayers are.

He’s moved by a heart that spills the burdens of the day across the altar, exposing every pain to the power of a God who ‘can’.

Can what?

Can do whatever you have the faith to believe Him for. ‘…Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them’ (Mark 11:24 NKJV).

Your confidence in prayer is not based on your ability to speak, but on God’s ability to hear and understand.

He knows what you are trying to say.

Anyone else who knows this old hymn: ‘In seasons of distress and grief, my soul has often found relief. And oft escaped the tempter’s snare, by thy return, sweet hour of prayer’?

Either learn to pray, or become an expert worrier! What you give to God, He handles. What you keep, you handle.

Spiritually, when everything is ‘going out’ and nothing’s ‘coming in’, you collapse under the weight of it all. Is that where you are today? If so, prayer is your answer. Like a powerbank, it recharges what life empties.

When you pray you’re saying, ‘Lord, I believe You’re more competent to deal with this than I am, and I trust You to do it.’

When you pray that way, the heart of your boss is in God’s hands, the surgery you dread is in His hands, your relationships and your finances are in His hands. God is ready to intervene on your behalf—just pray from your heart. ‘Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass’ (Psalms 37:5 NKJV).

What now? 

Go find that place you’re really, naturally, comfortable in. Step outside of routine, of the unhelpful bits of “religion” that hold you back from naturally spending time with God. Then, there, “Pray as you can, not as you can’t”.

Joy Ferdiz

November 23rd, 2013

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