A Deep Heart’s Cry
In the story of Hannah found in 1 Samuel chapters one and two, Hannah had a deep heart’s cry, one that she had had for years. It filled her heart so completely that it overwhelmed her.
There came a point where Hannah could not contain the overflow of her heart, so she went to the house of the Lord, and there she wept in bitterness, anguish and grief that the Lord would hear her petition. Her heart was so sorrowful that as she wept and prayed in her heart, mouthing the words of her prayer, the priest Eli thought she was drunk.
Although Eli reprimanded her for being intoxicated, she was able to quickly explain that she was not, that she had “…poured out [her] soul before the Lord.” 1 Samuel 1:15b
The beauty of the story is that the Lord heard her petition, heard her cry and answered her prayer. He loved her and He gave her the desire of her heart.
The Lord is willing to answer our prayers when we pray according to His will. Often He places desires in our heart, desires that we are meant to take before Him and continually pray over and at the right time, He will answer our prayer because it is His desire to give us good gifts.
Sometimes we give up too soon in our prayers; we do not persevere. It is possible that the Lord has laid a deep desire on your heart, and you need not to give up in prayer but press in harder.