Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry.- Psalm 88:2 (NKJV)
Prayer is the believer’s direct connection to God through His Holy Spirit. Seek the Lord in regards to all of your affairs. Let the Lord know of your heart’s desires and concerns. Do not worry about what words to say. The Lord can even discern the groanings and grumblings of our very spirits. Speak openly and honestly with God.
The psalm is called a contemplation. It is set to music as a song. Like many other psalms, while it is poetic in style, it is a song. Its very lyrics speak both from the heart and to the heart. Its opening words entreat the Lord: “O Lord, God of my salvation…” These words give an indication that the writer of the psalm seeks the Lord’s attention immediately and directly, beginning with such an invocation and plea.
What are your initial words to the Lord as you open your prayers? Do you find yourself opening your heart as much as you are opening your mouth? Are you words seeking God’s inclined ear? Have you made your prayers and supplications an honest appeal to the Lord’s inclined ear?
Speak openly with God. Seek God’s graciousness and goodness for all that you need in this life. Be certain that God hears your words. Know assuredly that God hears your heart through your prayers. Understand that God surely hears you. Make certain that you offer your prayers to God, seeking His ear with every single word of prayer.