Matthew 6:7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. (KJV)

Deuteronomy 10:17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: (KJV)

Do you know God is listening to you when you pray?         

When there is altar call at church, are you willing for someone other than the pastor to pray for you? If the pastor is not available, and several other altar workers are standing there to pray, do you have a preference? If so, why? Do you think one person’s prayer will get through, and someone else’s won’t. Do you think one elder has a greater connection to God than another? Have you heard the deacon pray the same prayer, often enough, you could recite it with him? None of that matters because God does not have a pecking order.

Acts 10:34-35 Peter fairly exploded with his good news: “It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open”. (The Message MSG)

The truth is, God is there, listening for your prayers.

Psalm 34:15 The eyes of the Lord are toward the [uncompromisingly] righteous and His ears are open to their cry. (Amplified Bible, Classic Edition)

God answers your prayers based on the condition of your heart…

Matthew 9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith let it be to you.” (New King James Version)

…and what aligns with His will and His plan.

Proverbs 19:21 A person may have many ideas concerning God’s plan for his life, but only the designs of God’s purpose will succeed in the end. (The Passion Translation TPT)

The Bible says God looks on the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). He hears you and He can see what is in your heart, no matter who is praying for you or if you go to Him on your own. He is not looking for a loud prayer or a perfect prayer. God desires your prayer to come from an intense desire and unwavering faith to see His will manifested in your life.

Give God praise because He is Elohei Haelohim [ē-lō-hī  hī-lō-him]  (The God of gods).

Please agree with me as I pray:

Father, I can remember many times when I wanted the pastor to pray for me. I had respect for the pastor because, after all, “the pastor,” is Your chosen one. The thought never occurred to me it wasn’t the person. I am sorry for the creating a pecking order that I thought You adhered to. I repent for making it someone else’s responsibility to pray for me. You hear the cries of Your people. I fall into the category of “Your People”. I am to live in a way that shows the degree or the intensity of my relationship with You. I am Your child, and You hear all my prayers. You teach me to come to You because You are my God; You love me, and You want what’s best for me. I can’t have faith in someone else. My faith must be in You. I remember when I was a child. Because I was the baby, my sisters would tell me to ask Dad or Mom for what they wanted. They thought I could get a “yes” when they would get a “no.” I can’t get someone else to ask for me because I think You will cater to them or I think You will respond to them and not me. There is no person who has better words to say; no matter how long they have been walking with You or how You use them. You are the same God for me as You are for them. If I am humble and sincere in the request, I make to You; You hear me. According to Your will, You’ll answer…


Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.

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