-Only it must be in faith that he asks with no wavering (no hesitating, no doubting). For the one who wavers (hesitates, doubts) is like the billowing surge out at sea that is blown hither and thither and tossed by the wind. – (James 1:6)
Does God hear and honor our heart prayers?? -These are mental prayers that are inaudible-
I believe that He Does!!
So, Let’s Look…
When we read the book of 1 Samuel, Chapters 1 and 2, we meet Hannah. Hannah was the childless wife of a Levite, named Elkanah. Now Elkanah loved his wife dearly, but he took a second woman to wife, named Peninnah, because Hannah could bear him no children. Now Peninnah was both fertile and fruitful, bearing Elkanah sons and daughters; however she was not the adored wife. She was envious of Elkanah’s love and adoration for Hannah and therefore despised and continually, taunted Hannah .
Now Hannah’s soul grew bitterly sorrowful, as she suffered the incessant provoking by her rival.
So, Hannah brought her concerns before the Lord. She fervently, poured out her soul before The Lord in prayer. Her inaudible, heart prayers were mixed with many, many tears, as she made her petitions known unto The Lord…asking Him to grant her a son.
Although Eli, the high priest, had mistakingly believed Hannah to be drunk, because she appeared to be talking to herself instead of praying (Eli could hear no utterance), he blessed her and she went away in peace and with a renewed hope (confident expectation).
Now, as the story goes on, The Lord remembers Hannah and in less than one year, she gives birth to a male-child. She names him Samuel…as his name means, “Asked of God.”
So Once Again…YES! I do believe that God hears and honors our heart prayers. Hannah asked God, and by faith, she received. God heard Hannah’s heart prayer and granted her petition.
[Recap from Care Bible Study @ The Benton Cultural Center located at 1516 N. 43rd St. ESL, Illinois
Tuesday Nights at 6pm. 11/11/2014]
The Lord is waiting to answer your prayer, Today… So whether you are at work, driving in your car, laying down in your bed, or even sitting in God’s house (the Church), God is waiting to hear from You!!
Your prayer need not be loud, long, nor eloquent; just fervent and faith filled.
So…Go Ahead and Ask…in Jesus’ Name and I dare You to Expect and Believe!!
God Loves You and So Do I!!