The God Who Hears Our Complaint

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1 Kings 19:1-16, Hebrews 4:14-16, James 1:2-8

Though Scripture contains many written prayers, like those found in the book of Psalms, and many teachings on how to pray, like the parables and sermons in Jesus’s ministry, this reading plan focuses on the prayers offered to God in the narratives of Scripture. Each day we’ll read a narrative that includes a prayer from an individual or group. Their prayers vary in length, type, posture, purpose, and God’s response. The secondary passages explore how the rest of Scripture speaks to the themes demonstrated in the main reading. 

While each account is different, every prayer recorded in Scripture teaches us about the unchanging God who invites us to speak to and hear from Him. These prayers model for us what it can look like to be in conversation with God. As you read, notice the posture and emotions present each day. 

Reading Scripture together is the centerpiece of what we do at She Reads Truth. As we spend time as a community reading Prayers in Scripture together, we encourage you to start by reading the daily Scripture on your own. Then join us here to engage and encourage one another as we respond to what we’ve read in the comments. 

Does the prayer in today’s reading look like what you expected prayer to be? If so, how? If not, why?

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51 thoughts on "The God Who Hears Our Complaint"

  1. Veronica Ingersoll says:

    Prayer does not have to be a drawn out, spectacular, wordy endeavor. It can be a short a cry for help. It can be at our whit’s end or last straw. And then there are times we pray devotedly, time knows no bounds, and we fully pour out our hearts. Both are allowed. God wants us in every moment to come to him, that’s what it means to pray without ceasing. Thank you Lord, for hearing our prayers, and answering them however they align to Your will.

  2. Dori Brown says:

    I hope that I can be truthful and honest in all my prayers. I need to remember my prayers are not surprising to the Lord! He already knows all my thoughts, so I don’t need to hold anything back from him or pretend it’s not a certain way!

  3. Allie Curole says:

    It wasn’t. I have always felt like prayer is supposed to be a certain way but in reality God just wants to talk to you.