TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
I have sent the Holy Spirit to intercede for you when you’re at a loss for words. Now, come to Me with shouts of praise, words of gratitude and your requests. I hear your whispers and your cries.
This man of God had a lot of tools in his prayer closet – different ways to approach God for different kinds of results. Just as quiet intimacy is important, crying out and bringing a shout before the Lord, both alone and corporately, is crucial to my walk.
Know this: praying, meditating and crying out are not the same and they do not bring about the same result. Check out this gold mine on prayer in Psalms 5.
“Give ear to my words, O Lord, Consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, My King and my God, For to You I will pray. My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up.” – Psalm 5:1-3
“Give ear to my words, O Lord…” That’s prayer.
“Consider my meditation…” That’s thinking God-thoughts.
“Give heed to the voice of my cry…” That’s a shout or crying out to God for immediate help.
Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and direct you in wisdom and discernment to know what needs to be done and how best to approach the Father. Whether you’re crying out in tears, whispering in a quiet setting, shouting hallelujah, or simply listening, God loves to hear from you.
Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! – Psalm 116:2 (NLT)
That’s deep right there. I get this image of the Creator of the Universe bending down to hear what I have to say. You know what? He does. He listens and He responds based on how I approach Him. Need help now? Cry out. Need to feel His presence? Pray and meditate. Either way, you’ll get results.
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