Prayer-A thought unspoken
“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast
shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which
seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain
repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for
their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father
knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
Jesus said that our heavenly Father knows our thoughts. He knows what we
have need of…..before we (verbally) ask Him.
As we all know---words can often be corrupted. We don’t always say what
we mean or mean what we say. But the heart has its own unspoken
language. “For what a man thinks in his heart…so is he.” (Prov. 23:7)
In fact, the very definition of prayer is: A petition to God in thought or in
Prayer is coming into union with the mind and thoughts of God. “For God IS
Spirit and those that worship Him will worship Him in Spirit and in truth.”
Before we utter a single syllable----God can read our thoughts.
A thought is------ a word yet unspoken.
A word is----- a manifested thought.
And God desires that we know His thoughts because God’s mind is His will.
When you know His thoughts His will is manifested.
That is known as the intimacy of Prayer.
In much the same way, when we are intimate with another person we
oftentimes know what they are thinking. We can actually finish their
sentences. That is a result of being in union with the heart of a person we
love. Verbal communication is oftentimes unnecessary because their heart
speaks to ours. We can perceive their unspoken thoughts.
I am discovering that the quieter I am before God, the clearer He speaks to
Remember, the devil knows what you’re saying, but not what you’re
thinking. God knows what you’re thinking before you say it.
Prayer is a vehicle by which we are meant to commune with an invisible
God. It is the medium through which your spirit is intended to affect and be
affected by the will and purpose of God.
The key is understanding what the mind of God is and the will of the Father
for your life. Prayer is knowing what God has already purposed and
predestinated for your life.
Prayer IS NOT convincing God to do your will but rather doing His will
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing
according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us,
whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of
him.” (1 John 5:14-15)
When we know God’s will---- when we are obedient to His will---God
grants what we ask of Him….for His glory.
“Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it
upon your lusts.” (James 4:3).
When Adam and Eve broke their relationship with God through
disobedience…..communion with God was also broken.
In much the same way---when we are not in relationship with God our
communion is also impaired. 3
.Through the fall of Adam and Eve---Humanity no longer wanted to fulfill
God’s purpose for their life. Instead, they used their life for self-serving
Prayer is communion with God through oneness of heart to fulfill His
purpose in our life.
When Jesus went before the Father in prayer, He spent a lot of time with
Him. He knew His thoughts and His will.
In other words, Jesus did what he “saw” His father thinking. And He
manifested His thoughts on earth. Jesus knew what the mind of God was
because He was in relationship with Him. God showed Jesus everything He
was thinking and said: NOW GO MANIFEST THAT FOR ME!
Does what is of the earth know how to commune with God? No! When we
surrender our vessel to the Holy Spirit—He begins to pray through you
according to the WILL of God, for only He knows the mind of God.
He knows the will of the Father and the Mind of Christ. The Holy Spirit
searches the deep things of God.
“And He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of
God.” (Rom 8:27)
That is non-verbal communication with God. We simply yield our spirits to
prayer. Not a single word needs to be uttered because the Holy Spirit
searches our heart.
Now, I am not suggesting that it is wrong to verbally speak to God in prayer.
What I am saying is this----your prayer-life should be in partnership with the
Holy Spirit. But before you utter a word, seek the heart and mind of the
Father. First, lay your prayer list to the side and be quiet before Him. Yield
your vessel to the Spirit of prayer and come into union with the mind and
thoughts of God. You will hear His thoughts. Then----and only then--- will
they manifest in word.
Mike Desroches, Pastor