“Lord, in your great love, answer me.” -Psalm 69
Sometimes it can be easy to forget that God never leaves us. When we find ourselves in a place of searching for answers, He’s already there, already working on it. With Him, we are safe, and we don’t have to be afraid.
A lot of people talk about how God always hears our prayers, which is true, but let’s focus for a second on how God receives our prayers:
God receives your prayers with the utmost love, care, and concern. He receives your prayers with tenderness and compassion, with deep knowing and understanding for every cry of your heart. No corner of who you are is left unloved or unnoticed by Him. He really does care about every single detail of every prayer, repeated or only uttered once, spoken out loud, or buried in the depths of your heart.
Whatever is on your heart is on God’s heart, too. You always have His attention. His gifts and calls are irrevocable, as today’s first reading says. This applies to His loving, constant focus on you, too–that’s a gift He will never take away.
And so we can go to God, as we are. We can go to Him unmasked and hearts unveiled, because He always receives our prayers with love.
We praise You, Lord.