God Hears Your Prayers

Tears that fell like rain
Streamed down from my heart
Colours turned to gray
Emptiness led the way, until I fell apart
You came to save me
To show me that
You’re just a prayer away
No matter where I am
I know in my heart, You’re never too far
When I’m losing my way
You’re just a prayer away
My strength is in my faith
I’m never alone, I’m never afraid
‘Cause You’re just a prayer away
When I close my eyes
Lord, I call Your name
And the dark subsides
Nothing can take the place of the peace I find
You came to save me
To show me that
You’re just a prayer away

Songwriters: Rudy Perez / Mark Portmann / Elizabeth Perez

For many of us, this was our first prayer we learned as children, as we knelt down by our bedside or for me by my grandma’s knee.

As we grew older we probably learned The Lord’s Prayer.  Jesus provided this prayer to His disciples, as a model prayer.  A prayer outline that encourages a more focused prayer life.  Because people are prone to pray for their whims and interests, Jesus suggested a coverage of topics, to pray the priorities of our heavenly Father.  As Jesus said, “Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.”  Matthew 6:8

When we pray we give honour and praise to our Father when we say ‘hallowed be Thy name’.

Your kingdom come, Your will be done” refers to both God’s spiritual reign in heaven and as Christians, when the Spirit of God comes within our hearts, God’s kingdom is here on earth, and we know when Jesus returns to establish the new world, in the future.

When we pray,our daily bread'” we depend on God’s provisions for food, health and even our breath.  We show our dependence on Him.

When we pray,  “and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors” , we are asking God to search our hearts and reveal our sin to us that we can confess those sins to Him and ask for forgiveness and for those who sin against us.

We pray for safety, protection and deliverance, “and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one”.  Though God allows us to be tempted and tested, He is never the tempter.  We ask God to keep Satan away from us and not allow him to defile us.

“For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever.”  We pray this knowing God and only God is in control now and forever.  In just this one prayer there is so much of our lives covered, by God, for our walk with Him.

However, praying is even more.  Praying is talking with God.  He’s always willing to hear from you.  A prayer doesn’t have to be elaborate with fancy words.  Just talk like you would to your friend.

Praying is powerful.  It changes things.  Jeremiah 33:3 tells us, “Call to Me, and  will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”  When you pray for others, it impacts their lives. You’ve heard the phrase “having faith the size of a mustard seed, can move mountains”, it’s the same with prayer.  The Holy Spirit can move your prayer for others and do great things with that prayer.

Pray often, whenever it crosses your mind.  There was a lady who would pray whenever she saw something in her daily walk down the street, that she felt needed God’s attention.

Whenever we find ourselves worrying, our first action should be to get alone with God, praise Him and thank Him for being there to solve our problems.  Philippians 4:6, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.”  Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  God always wants you to call upon Him, seek Him, find Him, with all your heart.

God hears every murmuring of your heart.  The passionate prayer of a God-fearing person can be very effective.