You say “Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21). God, I don’t hear your voice but I want to, I desire to hear your voice, God. I want to be guided and led by you. I want to follow you and fearlessly obey your leadership. Teach me how to hear from you. How can I listen, hear, discern, and do what you say?
You say “Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people.” (Jeremiah 7:23-24). Father, I want to hear your voice, obey your voice, and follow your voice. I want to walk forward, with you, not backward on my own. I want to be rooted in my faith and in your word. I want my roots to be so strong that no winds of life could ever take me down. I want to stand strong and be unshakable in my faith-roots, through Christ. I want to glorify you, God.
You say “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (John 10:27). I am your sheep. You are my shepherd. I want to hear your voice. Reveal yourself to me. Make your voice loud and clear, and I will follow. Show me the way, and I will walk with you.
You say “Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” (John 8:47). I am examining my heart and see that my genuine desire is to be yours, God. Am I of you and don’t hear your voice because of all wordly chatter in my life? Or am I not of you, and that’s why I don’t hear your voice, God?
You say “The word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12). God, I want to belong to you and only you. I think my heart is pure but if you discern that my heart isn’t truly pure and if you examine me and decide that I’m not yet yours, which is why I can’t hear your voice, make me yours, God, I want to be yours. Show me how to be yours. Speak to me. Lead me. Take me where I need to go. Help me walk in your purpose for my life.
You say “Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.“(Jeremiah 33:3). I am calling to you, God, please answer, speak to me clearly and directly. My desire for your wisdom and will is burning, and I want to honor you with my life. I want to fulfill your purpose.
You say “Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17). I spend time every day in the word. I am seeking your voice. Father, I want to grow and mature in my faith. My eyes are set on Jesus Christ, and my heart is desiring more of you. Help me hear your divine voice when I am in the word every day, God. And, through hearing, please increase my faith.
In the marvelous name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
Anna Szabo is the founder of Online Discipleship For Women, a Christian ministry committed to alleviating suicide among women globally by sharing hope in Christ. Anna teaches how to create a joyful life by embracing God’s word based on her own journey of faith and fortitude.
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