God speaks to us in different ways. Sometimes we hear that “still small voice,” gently whispering to us (1 Kings 19:12 NKJV). Sometimes it’s a louder voice, directing our circumstances, “This is the way you should go...” (Isaiah 30:21 NLT) We also hear God as we read His word, which is “alive and powerful” (Hebrews 4:12).
Yes, these are a few of the ways God speaks to us. So if we know God speaks to us, why is it so difficult to hear from Him? Why do we struggle when trying to hear God’s voice?
Learning to hear from God is so much more than just asking for direction and expecting Him to answer. It involves preparation. “So prepare your minds for action and exercise self-control. Put all your hope in the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world” (1 Peter 1:13). As we consider this verse, let’s spend time this week preparing our hearts and minds to hear from God.
With these 7 prayers we can refocus on our Heavenly Father and learn to hear from Him like never before.
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