Blog 73 / Our High Calling

Our Prayers Reveal Our Heart

“For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45 NKJV

We can tell much about the spiritual condition of our heart by our prayers. Whatever captivates our heart will show up in what we pray – or don’t pray.

If our prayers are limited mostly to calling on God in emergencies or to help us out of a fix, this is an indicator that God is not central in our lives but is off somewhere on the fringe. If this is the case, we will miss out on experiencing the joy of daily communion with our heavenly Father and from being used by Him in prayer.

If our prayers are centered on ourselves and our own needs, this indicates a self-centered and carnal heart. There is certainly a place for bringing our needs before the Lord. In fact, He wants us to do so. But if that is all there is to our prayers then we are missing out on our high calling as God’s royal priesthood.

A God-centered prayer life requires that we be wholly surrendered to God. A.W. Tozer writes, “Prayer at its best is the expression of the total life – we pray only as well as we live.” So how shall we live? Paul writes in Romans 8:5 that, “Those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.”

If our hearts and minds are set on what the Spirit desires this will show up in what we pray. We will have a longing for inward prayer fellowship with our Lord even amidst the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. We will have a willing heart ready to make the time to take on our heavenly Father’s prayer concerns as our own. And we will want Him to lead us into genuine intercession for the needs of others.

None of these things are burdensome to a heart wholly surrendered to God. It is simply unbelievable that our heavenly Father wants to take us into His confidence (Psalm 25:14) and share the concerns of His heart with us. How amazing is that!



Colin Stott
GRN Global Prayer Coordinator

read colin’s previous blogs:
The Church of the Living God – Blog 72
make room for the longings of god’s heart – Blog 71
It’s a wonderful life- Blog 70
when we pray for the lost – blog 69
sugar cubes and prayer – blog 68
more than meets the eye – blog 67
praising god before he answers – blog 66
Praying For God’s Glory Will Cost Us – blog 65
rejoicing over god with singing – blog 64
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 63
the glorious end God has in mind- blog 62
No Place LIke Home – blog 60
finishing well – blog 59
are we known as formidible opponents? – blog 58
Thy Kingdom Come – blog 57
A Life Lived in Pursuit of Knowing God – blog 56
The church triumphant – blog 55
we do not have because we do not ask – blog 54
exclusive property of god – blog 53
indispensable prayers of the church – blog 52
the battle is still the lord’s – blog 51
nothing is impossible with god – blog 49
It is a wonderful life – blog 48
Listening for the master’s voice – blog 47
prayer and unbelief – blog 46
Our Motivation in Praying for the Lost – blog 45
demolishing strongholds – blog 44
overcome evil with good- blog 43
dealing with strongholds – blog 42
when our prayers go unanswered – blog 41
key to unanswered prayer – blog 40
prayer and The bride – blog 39
The Battle is the Lord’s – blog 38
praying for workers – blog 37
finding time to pray – blog 36
when the church is under attack – blog 35
FEASTING and FASTING – blog 34
why ask for what we already have? – blog 32
is anyone praying for them? – blog 31
delays are part of answered prayer – blog 30
weapons of our warfare – blog 29
Keeping our spiritual fervor – blog 28
days of great harvest – blog 27
not i but christ – blog 26
what if – Blog 25
praying scripture – Blog 24
Prayer and obedience -Blog 23
the Prayer warrior – Blog 22
time alone with god – Blog 21
last resort – Blog 20
Prayer with rejoicing faith – Blog 19
travel the world through Prayer – Blog 18
lord, break me – Blog 17
ye have not because ye ask not – Blog 16
our Prayers reveal our heart – Blog 15
church of the living god – Blog 14
when we Pray for the lost – Blog 13
more than meets the eye – Blog 12
sugar cubes and  Prayer – Blog 11
it’s a wonderful life – Blog 10
the longings of god – Blog 9
praising god before he answers – Blog 8
no place like home – Blog 7
praying for god’s glory – Blog 6
are we known as formidable opponents – Blog 5
sugar cubes and Prayer – Blog 4
rejocing over god with singing – Blog 3
the indispensable Prayers of the church – Blog 2
the glorious end – Blog 1