Prayer Found in the Heart


by Mike Ratliff

For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee a house: therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this prayer unto thee. (2 Samuel 7:27 KJV)

In yesterday’s post, The Hypocrite, we looked at the difference between how a genuine believer should pray and how most professing Christians actually pray. I received some interesting comments and questions on this. Our perception is that we pray as we feel or desire or as the result of viewing both our needs and other’s needs. What we often overlook is that God is heavily involved in all aspects of our sanctification and that includes leading us in prayer. God loves those who are His and blessing them is part of His expression of that love. Continue reading