He Hears Before You Think to Pray
From YouVerson Echo Reading Plan by the Echo App
Not only does the Bible teach that God listens when we pray, it's also clear that he listens BEFORE we pray. Psalm 139 is eloquent in saying that before we can even form a word on our lips, God already knows what we're going to say. He knows the words before we do. He's listening before it even occurs to us to speak.
There is never a moment when God is not there with you. If you accidentally find yourself in a situation where you're in trouble and feel far from God, he's there! If you have actively tried to run from him, doing your best to get yourself in the darkest possible situation, he's there too!
On the very top of the list of things you're completely incapable of doing is getting to a place where God won't hear you.
David even says that if you could count the grains of sand on the shore, you still wouldn't be approaching the number of times God thinks about you. He's more attentive than the most attentive friend or spouse. He's always there—not as a policeman, but as a friend, ultra-concerned to hear what is on your mind.
This is the confidence we must carry into prayer. As you finish this devotional and close your eyes to pray, God will already have been listening to you. Waiting for you to speak. He cares. More than you could even begin to fathom.
So what will you say? He knows your situation better than you do. Lay it all out there for him, including your own emotional and spiritual response. He cares. He's listening. He's longing to spend this time with you right now.
God is talkative and wants to engage us in two-way communication