Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is that they may be saved. – Romans 10:1
We understand through scriptures that the heart of a man is the true man himself.
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.” – Proverbs 23:7.
You will find that a person can say one thing and mean something totally different from what he says. You cannot separate your desires from your prayers. In fact, prayer does not start when you start praying but from a desire in your heart. Your heart’s desire tells about the intentions, the purpose, the deep and inner longings in you. It is in the heart that matters of faith are settled.
For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. – Romans 10:10
No one can be saved unless these two things are fulfilled; a desire to be saved which comes by faith in Jesus Christ alone and confessing Him with your mouth (prayer). Paul said “my heart’s desire (the deep and inner longings of my heart) and prayer to God for Israel is salvation.” He was not just praying for Israel to be saved but also meant it with all his heart. When God sees a heart like that, He hears and answers the prayers.
It is not enough to pray the will of God because you are compelled to do so. The desires of your heart are equally important as well as your prayers.
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. – John 15:7
Finally, our Lord Jesus shows us here that we should ask what we desire, and it will be done for us. Much prayers do not equate to answered prayers but prayers that are in alignment with the desires of our hearts.
Much prayers do not equate to answered prayers but prayer that are in alignment with the desires of our hearts.
Next time you pray, make sure your heart’s desires and your prayers are the same. May your heart teach your mouth what its desires are. (Proverbs 16:23)