Day 16

The God Who Receives Our Prayers

from the reading plan

2 Chronicles 33:1-20, Luke 5:27-32, 2 Peter 3:9

Though Scripture contains many written prayers, like those found in the book of Psalms, and many teachings on how to pray, like the parables and sermons in Jesus’s ministry, this reading plan focuses on the prayers offered to God in the narratives of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a narrative that includes a prayer from an individual or group. Their prayers vary in length, type, posture, purpose, and God’s response. The secondary passages explore how the rest of Scripture speaks to the themes demonstrated in the main reading. 

While each account is different, every prayer recorded in Scripture teaches us about the unchanging God who invites us to speak to and hear from Him. These prayers model for us what it can look like to be in conversation with God. As you read, notice the posture and emotions present each day. 

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at He Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading Prayers in Scripture together, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read in the comments. 

Do you find it hard to believe that God receives our prayers? Why or why not?

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4 thoughts on "The God Who Receives Our Prayers"

  1. Ryan K says:

    It is incredible that in a world so vast, with eight billion people, God would care about the smallest details of our life and receive our prayers. But He does, and He has proven it again and again. May that fact simply increase our wonder and praise toward our mighty and awesome God!

  2. Mike G says:

    I am amazed at God’s love and forgiveness. I am so prone to comparison and when I look at all the evil Manasseh did and then God’s punishment that lead to repentance I am amazed. Thank you God that you listen to our prayers and answer them!

  3. Cameron Fraser says:

    Repentence – the “x” factor!

    “The chief danger that confronts the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, heaven without hell.”

  4. Stephen says:

    I am thankful that our Lord listened to our prayers. I am also thankful he gives us what we need and not what we want.

    My prayer is to be humble and to love Him. Lord help me lead my wife and son to you.

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