Listening to God in Prayer
Listening isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when we think of prayer, but prayer is communion with God, and that necessitates that we listen to what’s on God’s mind. How can we improve our listening skills so that we can hear His voice?
David models someone who waits on God in this way in the Psalms: “My soul waits in silence for God only” (Psalm 46:10). Contemplative prayer is being with God, empty-handed, waiting attentively for whatever He wants to say.
How do I make sure God hears my prayers?
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- Answers in Church. I once had a huge doubt about whether or not to go on a date with a nonmember.
- Remember Who You Are.
- A Child’s Prayer.
- Ask and Ye Shall Receive.
- Search It Out.
- Pray Sincerely.
How do I hear the voice of God?
While you wait for God to speak, praise him for his goodness and faithfulness to you. Thank him for his concern for your situation and for his answer even before you hear him speak.
What are signs that God is listening to your prayers?
God Is Answering Your Prayers in 4 Ways
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Scripture. God always speaks through His word.
- God Answers Your Prayers Through Others.
- God May Answer Your Prayers Audibly.
How do you still listen to God?
Allow yourself to relax into God’s presence by playing some light music or simply listening to the sound of the water. As your body relaxes, allow your mind to relax and drift into stillness. Set aside your own thoughts and to-do lists and just listen.
Why does God not hear my prayers?
– God will not answer your prayers if they are motivated by selfish motives and driven by hidden pride in your heart; whoever turns away his ear from hearing the Law, his prayer [shall be] abomination.
How do you make God hear you?
How do you go about practicing listening prayer?
- Bring your request for guidance to God.
- Wait in silence for 10-12 minutes for God to speak to you.
- Write down any Scripture, songs, impressions, or pictures God gives you.
- Share how God spoke to you with your prayer partners and follow God’s will.
How can God speak to us?
God has communicated with humanity throughout history by speaking audibly to humans, by speaking to us through the glory of His creation, by speaking to us through His Holy Spirit, and by speaking to us through dreams, visions, and our thoughts.
What is God’s voice?
The voice of God is a communication from God to humans, heard by humans as a sound with no obvious physical source in Abrahamic religions.
Why can’t I hear God talking to me?
Most people are unable to hear the voice of the Lord because they do not believe that God is speaking to them; however, the Holy Spirit must be actively communicating with us in order to draw us to Christ, bear witness with our spirits that we are God’s children, and teach us the truth about Christ.
What are the 7 signs of the Holy Spirit?
Wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord are the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, which some Christians accept as a definitive list of specific attributes, while others see them as examples of the Holy Spirit’s work through the faithful.
How do you know when God is punishing you?
Because you’re a normal human being in a broken world, you’re experiencing difficult losses, painful emotions, terrible situations, depression, and loneliness. Your feelings are normal, but they’re not accurate; you think God is punishing you, but that’s just how you feel. God loves you and is watching over you.
How do I just be still?
It’s actually quite simple: just sit still for a few minutes each day, and once you’ve gotten used to it, try doing less each day. Breathe when you feel yourself moving too quickly, and slow down.
What the Bible Says About be still?
Well-meaning Christians may use this verse ( Psalm 46:10) as a consolation in times of worry and frustration, as if God is saying, “relax, I got this.”
What does God mean to be still?
Our pastor preached today at church on the Bible verse, “Be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. “Be still” means to stop striving, fighting, and relaxing, as well as to “put your hands down.”