We can take comfort in one simple reality: Nothing we say escapes God’s ears. This can instill comfort when our utterances are righteous, because the Psalmist tells us, The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry. Unlike human hearing that is limited by distance and ability, the Lord of creation is infinite in His wisdom. Our clipped prayers, desperate pleas, and whispered groans never fall deaf to the wind in the presence of the Almighty.
If we seek to live our lives resting in the peace of God’s attentive ears, we will get more serious about prayer. As His children, we have the privilege to cry out to Him from the closet of our soul and know that He filters our prayers through His omnipotence and love. When we stand behind the righteousness of Jesus and lay our requests at the Master’s feet, He looks at us through His Son and listens in earnest.
As we grow in closeness and maturity with God it should please us to want to please Him. When we pray, this should be the driving desire of our petitions: To love what He loves, resist what He warns against, and remove any darkness within us that would shroud the Light of the world by our actions. These are the redeeming prayers our Heavenly Father delights in hearing and answering.
“I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces where not ashamed. This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.” – Psalm 34:4-6