Sometimes we use too many words when praying. If we would simply listen more, we would know exactly what to pray.
Instead of using our mouths to try and find God’s will, we need to use the ears of our heart.
By waiting on God, we will hear His word.
We need to remain attentive. Listening is the chief part of prayer.
Prayer is finding out what the Father wants to do, then standing in Christ before Him and asking Him to do it by the power of the Holy Spirit.
We are the third part of a three-fold chord of answered prayer. Yoked with Jesus in partnership, we rest in God’s incredible heart toward us as we joyfully pray His heart back to Him.
When we discover God’s will and pray for it to occur, we position ourselves to be part of that answer.
We wait, we listen, we determine what to pray, and we pray it – this is how a spiritual warrior works with the Holy Spirit.
Prayer is a discipline, preceded by the foundation of listening.
How well are we listening?
Source: Qualities of a Spiritual Warrior by Graham Cooke