How to Pray Heart to Heart Prayers

There is a popular tradition that leads us to believe we must always be talking to God during our prayer time. I believe many of our prayers are not answered because we are missing the mark.

For prayers to be heard by God and get answered we must align our heart and our prayers with his heart and his will for us. Part of that comes just by learning the Bible and knowing the difference between scriptural prayers and unscriptural prayers. But part of it also comes by learning to know the person we are praying to.

He puts prayers on our heart that he wants us to pray. That is why the Bible says the Holy Spirit helps us to pray both with speaking in tongues and with groanings too deep for words.

In the same way the Spirit also joins to help in our weakness, because we do not know what to pray for as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with unspoken groanings. And He who searches the hearts knows the Spirits mind- set, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:26-27)

Beyond that he also puts burdens on our heart for us to pray through. So it is important for us to tune in to the frequency of what is on our heart and what is on his heart. So we have to learn to listen to our heart rather than our head. Or to put it another way, we have to be led by the spirit rather than mind. To be led by the spirit we must get out of our mind. We have to stop listening to the traditions that we have heard about praying. We have to silence those voices to tune into the realm of our heart and spirit. When we do that our prayers are going to be a lot different.

In 1995, the Lord told me, “Prayer is not always in words but sometimes heart to heart.”

That word goes contrary to our traditions. We do not need to be running our mouth the whole time we are in prayer. If we listen to heart, many times there are no words needed. If we run our mouth the whole time how will we ever hear what God wants to say to us? Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who never shuts up? You never get to say a word because the other person won’t stop talking long enough to even take a breath.

Getting in the flow of the spirit is an important part of getting into the realm of gods glory. Listening to what is on your heart is an important part of getting in the flow of the Spirit. We need to allow the Holy Spirit to lead us in prayer. He knows what you need to pray better than we do. If we tap into what is on his heart we will begin to sense His burden and allow ourselves to flow in that direction. The words will come to you after you tap into that flow, not the other way around. The words might be in your prayer language or in groanings or in a shout or in other kinds of manifestations or in silence coming only from your heart. God hears our heart to heart conversations just as well as he hears our words.

There are two people involved in our encounter. The Lord is there with us. We are not praying all alone. He has things on his heart just like we do. We need to listen and let him lead us in our prayers.

When the presence of the Lord comes into our room we must show the proper respect that He deserves. We must give him our whole heart and our whole attention. We must be sensitive to what he wants, not just what we want.

Many times when the presence of the Lord comes into my room His presence is so strong and so heavy and so wonderful that it is nearly impossible for me to say a word. I don’t try to fight against that but rather to flow with it. I learned a long time ago to let go of traditions about prayer, which is the idea that we must always be running our mouth. It is far more important to tap into the flow of the Holy Spirit than to keep running our mouth just because we think we should.

This is not a twisted plot to silence our prayers. This is a key to getting our prayers in line with the will of God so that when we pray whatever we ask will be done. This is about being sensitive to his presence and his will for us. We must be good stewards of the gifts God has given to us. His presence is the greatest gift we could ever get. We must give it all the respect and honor that he deserves. When we do that everything else that we need will be added to us.

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