Thought for the Day – John 9:31 on Prayer

We know that God…listens to the godly man who does his will.”– John 9:31 (NIV)

I’m sure you’ve heard it said that we serve a God who hears our prayers. But have you ever thought about the fact that He is a God who also listens? As an omniscient God who knows everything, He never needs to listen to us—He already knows our thoughts even before we think them. Yet, God still delights in listening to us as we pour out our hearts to Him. Never once will God say to us in a condescending way, “You’ve told Me this before,” or “If you’ve told Me once, you’ve told Me a million times.” No topic ever gets too old for God to listen to—He never grows weary of our prayers. Instead, He embraces us, choosing to listen to us with grace and compassion as we reveal to Him what He already knows. What a testament to God’s insurmountable love and patience!

Your thoughts? How might the idea of an attentive God change your prayer life?

This is a guest post from my daughter, Stephanie. She has written for The Secret Place, Pathways to God and Evangel and several other regional and national publications. Find her on Twitter @stegates

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