Welcome to my ongoing Monday series, Prayer from A to Z, where you’ll receive coaching and encouragement to make your prayer life soar.
One of the most beautiful aspects of a vital prayer life is the thrill of being known—really known—by the Creator of the universe. This happens when we allow ourselves to authentically express our hearts to the God who desires us to do just that.
When you’re praying, don’t ever hold back what’s deep in your heart. The truth is, God sees it all anyway. And your prayer time is the one time you can truly express the secret longings, hopes, and dreams to One who will never betray you, laugh at you, or misunderstand you.
Take some time to study King David’s ability to genuinely express himself throughout the book of Psalms. He was a man after God’s own heart because he regularly expressed his heart, his emotions, and his thoughts to the Lord. God was King David’s safe place to express all the issues that troubled him.
Our prayer time is meant to be a shady, cool, refreshing refuge into which we duck in the heat of life’s aches, hurts, and disappointments. It is there that we are free to vent, cry, and spill our anguish, truly allowing our hearts to be known by the One who cherishes us most.
Trust, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us, a fortress and a high tower. (Psalm 62:8)
I cry to the Lord with my voice;, with my voice to the Lord do I make my supplication. I pour out my complaint before Him; I tell before Him my trouble. (Psalm 142:1-2)