I said to the Lord, “Thou art my God; Give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.” (Psalm 140:6 NASB)
As much as I want the Lord to move on my behalf, to answer my prayers in vibrant, concrete ways, sometimes, I just want Him to listen to me.
Sometimes, I just want to know I’ve been heard. I want, I need, to spill my heart, to cry out to my God, tell Him all that’s on my mind and know that He’s heard me.
I know that answers will come eventually. I know that much of what’s troubling me will work itself out in due season. But as I go through it, I want to tell my God all about it. I want the Holy Spirit to comfort me, to wrap His love around me and tell me He’s here, He hears me, and it’s all going to be fine.
These times aren’t about the prayer requests. They’re not about hearing answers. I only want to have my Father hear me.
I want to fellowship with Him and commune with Him. He may know all about me, all about what’s going on, all about my feelings. But sometimes, I just need to talk. I want to tell Him about my day, or I want to sort out scrambled thoughts, or I want to simply know He cares about what I care about. That the things that are important to me are important to Him. I know in my head they are, but I want to know it and experience it fully in my head, my heart, my soul, my spirit.
And so I come. I come to Him.
Father, I have a lot on my mind today. I don’t really know how to pray about it all, I just want to talk to You. Here’s my heart, my mind, my soul, my all.
Give ear to me. Listen to me. And can You let me know You’ve heard me? Can You give me Your peace? That’s all. No big, amazing, fantastic answers to specific prayers, although those would be nice. No, today, I just need to be listened to, to commune with You, and to live in Your rest.
Hear me, O Lord.