Prayer from the Heart

Hearing the harsh prophecy of Isaiah, Hezekiah turns his face toward the wall (kir in Hebrew) and prays to God. What wall? This symbolically alludes to praying from the heart as it states in Jeremiah 4:19: My anguish my anguish I am in pain. The chambers (kirot) of my heart. Prayer is both spiritual and intellectual. There is a cognitive awareness of turning to God in our time of need. However, there is a higher level of prayer as an authentic call emanating from a person’s heart similar to what the Psalmist says: My heart and my flesh sing joy unto the living God (84:3)

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