Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.
Be encouraged, you serve a God who promises to listen to every single one of your prayers. No matter how big or how small, He hears them all. He receives your requests and petitions and answers them all in His own timing and in His own way. Sometimes the answer is yes, sometimes it’s no and sometimes it’s not now. It’s not always what you want but it’s always God’s will for you. You might not understand why things happen the way they do, but God knows the end from the beginning and you must trust in Him with all your heart. Therefore, pray without ceasing and pray with expectation. Keep praying, keep praising, keep worshiping because God is listening.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end; it will not lie, if it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
When we have laid our troubles, our worries, our needs or our requests before God we need to wait patiently. We must not fall into the temptation of being impatient. Instead we must be persistent in prayer, never giving up, and all the while trusting in God and in His timing. Though we may not know the exact time God has already determined for the answer to our prayers, we do know that God always keeps His promises. We cannot rush Him, but we can be sure He will not disappoint and while we wait on Him we must remain faithful. God’s timing is perfect, it’s never late and it’s always on time.
In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
The most important thing you can do to start your day is to spend time with the Lord in prayer. Thank Him for waking you up and giving you another day of life. Praise the Him for His goodness and His mercy that starts new every morning. Lay your requests and concerns at His feet. Invite Him into every part of your day. After spending time with God you can face anything that comes your way.
God already knows your needs before you ask (Matthew 6:8) but He still wants to hear your request and see you exercise your faith. If God did everything for you automatically you would soon take it for granted. Coming to God in prayer for your needs show your dependence on Him. If there is something you need, go directly to the source. Take it to God in prayer, be bold and confident with your personal requests and always pray with the right motives.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Whatever it is that worries you whether it’s spiritual, physical, for yourself or for someone else bring it to God in prayer. Humbly come before your heavenly Father with a sincere heart and lay your burdens, your worries and your cares at His feet. Thank Him for what He’s done for you in the past, thank Him for hearing your prayer in the present and thank Him in advance for answering your prayer in the future. Come to Him with an honest heart, tell Him how you feel and what you need. He already knows, but He wants to hear it from you.