Psalm 34:17 "The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles."
Psalm 138:3 "In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul."
I was glancing through a devotional book I have and found this poem and quote that was in it. I read it and it struck me as powerful. I want to share it with you now.
I often say my prayers
But do I ever pray?
And do the desires of my heart
Go with the words I say?
I may as well kneel down
And worship gods of stone,
As offer to the living God
A prayer of words alone,
For words without the heart
The Lord will never hear,
Nor will He to those lips attend
Whose prayers are not sincere.
"God hears the heart without words, but He never hears the words without a heart."
What a profound statement that is!! If we are just uttering words to God and our heart is not in what we are saying then He will not hear our plea. God listens to the heart...so our heart must be crying out to Him.
What are your prayers? Just words with no heart....or our words with your heart? Think about that the next time you go to God in prayer.