I call on You, my God, for You will answer me; turn Your ear to me and hear my prayer. – (Psalm 17:6, NIV)
I am praying to You because I know You will answer, O God. Bend down and listen as I pray. – (Psalm 17:6, NLT)
You will answer me, God; I know You always will, like You always do as You listen with love to my every prayer. – (Psalm 17:6, TPT)
God in His amazing grace, hears our every prayer. He is faithful to answer as we ask, if only we seek Him. Yesterday was a day abounding in new, to the point of being a bit overwhelming before it even began. In His grace, God met me each step of the way, and the day went fairly well. New classes, new season and a new semester were each met with new strength, wisdom and resolve. All are a work in progress, but the tangible reminder that He answers what we ask of Him is an ongoing motivation to continue to depend on Him. May we call on the Lord, for He will answer, each time we pray to Him.
As we call on God,
He hears what we say;
Both spoken aloud,
And what our hearts pray.
Faithful to answer,
The God of all grace;
He knows what we need,
Throughout all our days.
So, seek Him and ask,
In faith, choose to pray;
God sees and answers,
In the best of ways.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that as we call on You and pray to You, You hear and answer us. Thank You that You are faithful forever. Forgive us for our fears and doubts that keep us from asking, or questioning when answers come differently than we would have imagined. Teach us to trust You and Your timing, as Your ways are best and You love to bless Your children. Show us how to love those around us well, in ways that extend Your heart and hope in spaces they are lacking. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we pray to You and know that You hear all that we lift before You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. – Jeremiah 29:12