Proverbs 18:24

Hezekiah received the news that his time on earth was coming to an end. He went to The Lord in prayer. He cried out to Him. He told The Lord exactly what was in his heart.

The Lord heard Hezekiah’s prayers. He saw Hezekiah’s tears. The Lord blessed him with another fifteen years of life.

How often do you pray for yourself?

Christians are all the time taking prayers requests of others before The Lord. They can be found praying for another person’s walk with Jesus. Or for The Lord to bestow blessings on a friend or family member.

But how often are you pouring your heart out to God on your behalf?

Hezekiah could have turned to Isaiah, the prophet and messenger of the bad news, and asked him to pray. He could have just left it in his hands.

But he didn’t.

Hezekiah knew that only he could convey to The Lord how he was truly feeling. He knew that The Lord alone could understand the tears he was crying. The passion he felt couldn’t be duplicated by another person. He needed to take it before his God himself.

Jesus loves to hear from you whenever you pray, regardless of the subject matter. But don’t miss out on the reason He died on the cross, the reason the veil was ripped in two. It was to have a personal relationship with you.

Jesus is there for you wanting to hear your thoughts, fears, praises. He wants you to tell Him all about you and your life.

Don’t neglect yourself in your prayer life. You know your situation, needs, desires, emotions better than anybody else.

Take it to Jesus. Tell Him all about it.