What do you really want from the Lord?

“In her bitter distress, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears. And she made a vow, pleading, “O LORD of Hosts, if only You will look upon the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, not forgetting Your maidservant but giving her a son, then I will dedicate him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall ever come over his head” 1 Samuel 1:10-11, Berean Study Bible.

What do you really want from the Lord? What do you really want to see Him do? The candle of the Lord searches our hearts. The Holy Spirit sees our innermost desires. So why do we spend time talking to God about everything else? If only we can learn to pray from our hearts and ask the Lord for what we really want to see Him do. We would see great healing, great deliverance, great provision and great manifestation of His glory in our lives.

It’s time to put an end to surface prayers. It’s time to search your heart for what it is you really desire to see God do in your life. What are you tired of envisioning, but never truly attaining? For Hannah, it was to have a child of her own. For you, it maybe something else, but all of us have something we really desire from Him. Our prayers must go beneath the surface into the deep places of our heart. I believe this is when our prayer becomes fervent, active and full–availing much. I believe God loves to meet us in prayer at the table of our deepest desires. Take a moment to ask yourself:

1. What is my deepest longing?
2. What desire I haven’t spoken to anyone concerning, and only God knows?
3. What does the enemy provoke my about?
4. What have I envisioned for years, but have yet to attain?

Now, pray and talk to God about that desire right there. Find Scripture that supports that desire of your heart.

(Read Matthew 7:7-8; Psalm 37:4; Mark 11:24)

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