“Give ear to my words, O Lord;
consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.”
—Psalm 5:1-2 ESV
The more I study the Psalms the more I am convinced of this: deep within the heart of humankind is the need to be heard.
We all want someone to listen to us. To pay attention to us. To really care about what we have to say.
And in the deepest part of our soul, we long to be heard by God. To know that our prayers are not falling on deaf ears or simply echoing around the universe.
The good news is this: the Scriptures are full of assurances that God does indeed hear us. That he is close to those who seek him (see Psalm 145:18).
So take a moment today to cry out to God, knowing full well that he is listening.
And don’t censor your prayers: there’s nothing too big for him to handle or too insignificant for him to pay attention to.
Here’s a short prayer to help you invite God into every moment of your day:
Exhale: I know you hear me.