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I vividly remember getting on the noonday prayer service with the people of Mt. Zion, led by their faithful pastor, Reverend Cedric Jones. One of his members shared a prayer that relates to her son’s healing who was involved in a terrible automobile accident. She indicated that her only son was lying in the hospital. She prayed from the depth of her heart, in such a way, that she knew the Lord would answer her. This mother came across with strong faith and belief in God. She bore witness that the Lord hears and answers prayers. That is the way we should confidently pray, knowing God hears, cares and answers. Such prayers of faith will heal and deliver. Pray with full assurance that God does indeed hear the prayers of His people. In addition, remember, He not only hears, but also answers. The scripture reference for this devotion is Psalm 27:4.

“The one thing I ask of the Lord – the thing I seek most – is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.”

In this moving passage of scripture, the psalmist pours out his heart to God. He begins by saying that the Lord is his light and salvation, and he should not fear. From life’s’ experiences, he knows that God hears and cares. When his enemies seek to attack him, the Lord is right there by his side. He is confident as he shares his prayer, testimony and psalm. He is fully aware of God’s mighty power. He has no doubt in his mind that God will grant him his heart’s desire. He wants to dwell in the Lord’s house all of his life and meditate in God’s holy temple. He is not asking for any material possessions but is asking to be in the presence of God. When you can, read this psalm. It serves as inspiration to all of God’s people. Whatever we pray, we need to let the Lord have His way. He will not only give us the desires of our heart but also fix those things that need to be fixed.