The Father Hears Us

Jesus stood by his friend’s tomb. He wept. Lazarus, his good friend, had been dead for four days. His sisters, Mary and Martha, and a crowd of mourners waited to see what Jesus would do.

Jesus said, “Father, thank you that you have heard me.” (John 10:41)

Then He did the impossible. He called Lazarus back to life.

Earlier Jesus had taught a simple lesson – when you pray in your private place, the Father will reward you. (Matt. 6) Why? Because He hears the prayers you pray in secret..

Religious teachings often complicate the simple act of prayer. For example, I have booklet that tells you how to pray perfect prayers – each of the nine points it offers begin with the letter “P.”

Books like this can be helpful. But not to me. I’ve already been down the complicated prayer road. I found it stifling and I won’t travel that way again.

Jesus taught the simplicity of prayer. We see this in the first few verses of Matthew 6. It boils down to three simple things:

He sees us

He hears us

He answers us

We don’t need the “right” words. We don’t need a team of pray-ers. Or a list of prayer requests. We don’t need to be “somebody” in the religious world.

No person has God’s ear more than you do.

Talk to the Father from your heart. He hears you. And nothing is impossible to Him.

“Your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Matt. 6:5

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About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at:
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7 Responses to The Father Hears Us

  1. Yes, yes, yes. Prayer is our means of communication with our loving Father. It’s available to us any time we want to turn our hearts to Him. Such an awesome privilege. If Scripture tells us to “pray without ceasing” then it couldn’t be complicated. God created us to worship Him. I appreciate this Rose.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Rose … I needed that message at the moment to remind me that the Lord knows what is in my heart even if I can’t put it into proper words.

  5. Mary says:

    Love this, Rose. Thanks!

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