Isaiah 29:13 CEV: The Lord has said: “These people praise me with their words, but they never really think about me. They worship me by repeating rules made up by humans.
My dear friend in Christ, today’s text reminds us that God is interested in our hearts being channeled to him when we pray. He is interested in knowing exactly how you feel and not just repeating words that you don’t even think about during your prayer. Some people assume that the more they repeat certain words or carry out certain actions in prayer, the better the chances of God answering their prayers. But this is not so. God is not pleased with people who worship him with their lips but their hearts are far away from him.
First and foremost, you must see God as your father and then develop a father-son relationship with him. Tell him exactly how you feel in prayer and not just what you memorized. He is a loving God who wants to respond to you even as you pray. Even in a normal human relationship, you don’t memorize words before your earthly father before he listens to you. You talk to him freely knowing that he loves you. The same applies to your father in heaven. Begin now to relate with God as your father, you will be amazed at how loving and caring He is to you. Shalom.
Declare to yourself loud: I will worship you from my heart.
1. Oh Lord my God, I come to you with open heart, make me experience your love like never before.
2. Precious Holy Spirit, strengthen me in my prayers, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
3. Please add your personal intentions.