7 - He is praying for me right now!
Acts 9:11

Prayers are instantly noticed in heaven.

The moment Saul began to pray the Lord heard him. Here is comfort for the distressed but praying soul. Oftentimes a poor broken-hearted one bends his knee, but can only utter his wailing in the language of sighs and tears.

Yet that groan has made all the harps of heaven thrill with music.
That tear has been caught by God and treasured in the place for tears in heaven. When the Psalmist says, "Lord, You put my tears into Your bottle," that implies that our tears are caught as they flow.

The person praying, whose fears prevent his speaking words, will be well understood by the Most High. The one praying may only look up with a misty eye; but "prayer is the falling of a tear."

Tears are the diamonds of heaven. Sighs are a part of the music of Jehovah's court, and are numbered with "the sublimest strains that reach the majesty on high."

Don't allow yourself to think that your prayer, however weak or trembling, will be unregarded. Jacob's staircase to heaven is lofty, but our prayers shall lean upon the Angel of the covenant and so climb its starry rounds.

Our God not only hears prayer but also loves to hear it. "He does not forget the cry of the humble."

It's true also that the Lord turns away from arrogant looks and lofty words. He remains unimpressed by the pomp and pageantry of kings. He does not care to listen to the swell of martial music. He regards not the triumph and pride of man.

But wherever there is a heart big with sorrow, or a lip quivering with agony, or a deep groan, or a penitential sigh, then the heart of Jehovah is open.

He marks it down in the registry of His memory. He puts our prayers, like rose leaves, between the pages of His book of remembrance, and when the volume is opened at last, there shall be a precious fragrance springing up therefrom.

adapted from the book Morning and Evening by C.H. Spurgeon, 1834 - 1892


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