What do you really want from the Lord?

“In her bitter distress, Hannah prayed to the LORD and wept with many tears. And she made a vow, pleading, β€œO LORD of Hosts, if only You will look upon the affliction of Your maidservant and remember me, not forgetting Your maidservant but giving her a son, then I will dedicate him to the LORD all the days of his life, and no razor shall ever come over his head” 1 Samuel 1:10-11, Berean Study Bible.

What do you really want from the Lord? What do you really want to see Him do? The candle of the Lord searches our hearts. The Holy Spirit sees our innermost desires. So why do we spend time talking to God about everything else? If only we can learn to pray from our hearts and ask the Lord for what we really want to see Him do. We would see great healing, great deliverance, great provision and great manifestation of His glory in our lives.

It’s time to put an end to surface prayers. It’s time to search your heart for what it is you really desire to see God do in your life. What are you tired of envisioning, but never truly attaining? For Hannah, it was to have a child of her own. For you, it maybe something else, but all of us have something we really desire from Him. Our prayers must go beneath the surface into the deep places of our heart. I believe this is when our prayer becomes fervent, active and full–availing much. I believe God loves to meet us in prayer at the table of our deepest desires. Take a moment to ask yourself:

1. What is my deepest longing?
2. What desire I haven’t spoken to anyone concerning, and only God knows?
3. What does the enemy provoke my about?
4. What have I envisioned for years, but have yet to attain?

Now, pray and talk to God about that desire right there. Find Scripture that supports that desire of your heart.

(Read Matthew 7:7-8; Psalm 37:4; Mark 11:24)

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12 thoughts on “What do you really want from the Lord?”

  1. Thank you for the devotion . I believe this will help someone who has bitter but we pray for our sisters that they will searched for God’s heart love and search for God’s word.

  2. Dear sweet sisters who write for DOTK,

    I know that you all often get tired and most of all weary of writing these devotionals. PLEASE PLEASE know that God is using each one of you in a mighty mighty way. You can’t fathom how many times the devotionals speak directly to my heart. Life is sooo hard sometimes and these speak directly to me. I know I have never met any of you but I love and appreciate every one of you.


    1. Yes I am total in agreement with Melissa thank you for your faithfulness thank you allowing God to use you to speak to us breathe on us to love us may God continue Grace and the love of God consume amen

  3. I haven’t been on here in awhile!! I got a new phone & remembered this wonderful app! I have been so lost & recently found my way again. Today’s devotional really helped me because I have been trying to be the best version of myself & be the best mommy EVER! This really really really helped me todayπŸ’œ Just….. thank you! 😭 Having so much faith in us amazes me. God is amazingπŸ’™

  4. I just want to be happy
    I want to see my family and me all saved healed and delivered. And instead of all the fighting and betrayal and hatred and abandonment and rejection that their would be forgiveness and love
    I’m crying I’m tired I’m.weary I Dont eat or sleep right.I need to know God love’s me.

    1. Women of God. Lets pray for Sister Barbara Finch. Sounds like her spirits are low, and is in need of prayer. So let us lift Sister Barbara up today.

  5. Thank you for taking time to write beautiful God inspirared devotions! I look forward to reading them daily!

  6. I have been waiting along time to have a child! I’m patiently waiting on the Lord. We can’t afford IVF. I hope the Lord sees me and blesses me with a child. Also I pray for my unsaved loved ones they would come to Jesus.

  7. Desire for you women of God to pray for my daughter in law to have a child of her own ASAP. Her name is Teleea Mays.
    Thanks you all.

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