God want to hear our prayers. Whether they are great needs, personal struggles, confession of sin, or pouring our heart to HIM. He wants us to come to Him! He loves us, more than we can know or understand. He desires that close-knit relationship with us, the son to the father kind. Where we can come to Him for anything and at anytime, and He'll be there to listen, lean on, and help us through.
I was recently told a prayer request from someone very dear to me. Of course I was glad to be told the great news. Then to find out later that I wasn't one of the first to know, but almost the last in this persons "people" they were sharing "it" with. I was very hurt, silly I know, I mean it is a prayer request. Anyway I am human (with pregnancy hormones making me extra sensitive) and I let it eat at me for a while. How come I wasn't the first? Or second? Boohoo for me. Anyway the more I thought of it, the more I was convicted. God knows everything going on in our lives, but do I always go to Him first? I often call friends and ask them to pray, but a lot of time I do it before I go to the King of Kings. Anyway as I thought of it, and thought how hurt I was I realized that God feels that way. Maybe not the exact feelings that I was having, but I am sure it makes Him sad when He is one of the last one's in our lives that we go to.
Now as for the situation I was in, I hope if this person reads it their feelings aren't upset over my silliness. I doubt that they would be though. All in all I learned a great lesson from it, maybe that is why the Lord let it happen the way that it did. :-) God is always teaching me, sometimes I wish I wasn't so difficult to teach.
"The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer" Psalm 6:9
Hope that this is an encouragement to others:-)