When we look at the infinite distance we know exists between Creator and His creation, especially in light of a holy God and sinful people, we could imagine that it would be vanity and impious that any request of ours could be heard or that He could be induced to notice it with a reply. However, God has asked us to talk to Him and tell Him of our needs and He has assured us of an answer to our prayer.
So when we see David pray, he shares with us his prayer request but he also tells us in quite a bit of detail the words God uses to respond to Him and the promise that He has given him. Because of the promise given by God, David being encouraged, found in his heart this prayer – something to great to beg for, but not too great for God to give. Many of us come in prayer to seek, but it must not only be in our mouths, but also in our hearts and that heart needs to be poured out before God. Our faith and hope are built on the honour of God keeping His promise.
Prayer, minus the elegant tongue or even scripture memorization, demands a sincere heart – one that utters His name in child-like trust desiring no one but Him. God wants to respond immediately to a heart like this – be our security, hope, strength, joy, and supply.
Such a prayer means that the heart has been renewed for such prayer could never come from a dead, corrupt or stony heart. If you can pray from your heart, never doubt your relationship with God – you are both in love with each other. If you are only able to whisper His name, share your heart in weak, feeble and fragmentary words, and you are apprehensive that maybe such a poor, broken prayer cannot be accepted, know that it is not your words, but the desire of your soul that has come before God. Hope as long as you can, pray, for none who pray believing in the name of Jesus, will be rejected.
For you, O Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, have made this revelation to your servant, saying, “I will build you a house’; therefore your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you. – 2 Samuel 7:27