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Uniting my Heart with the Almighty

“Oh God of the open ear . . . Give me a heart frameable to thy will; so I might live in prayer, and honour thee . . . Let me know that the work of prayer is to bring my will to thine, and that without this it is folly to pray” (Valley of Vision).

Jesus extends a beautiful invitation in John 15:7, the opportunity to unite our hearts in prayer with the Almighty:

“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”

What an awesome thought! Uniting my heart with the Almighty. Being one with Him through abiding in Him. Having my will united with His in truth. Being one in desire, purpose, intention, mind, motive, heart, and spirit . . . in order to pray effectively.

There is a moment when I make this connection with the transcendent God, the Holy One invites me into His presence, and our hearts and desires touch, meeting in unity.

This is when I know I’m praying on holy ground, when I’m confident of the outcome—because my will has become aligned with His.

His Word has informed and instructed my praying, and my heart has conformed to His. At that point of connection, all else fades away as temporary and unimportant, and His reality stands alone, commanding my full and undivided attention.

Let’s accept Jesus’ invitation. Let’s unite our hearts with the Almighty and then ask whatever we wish. Let’s ask for Him to accomplish what is on His heart, His agenda. Let’s ask Him to give us hearts “frameable,” moldable, pliable to His will.

The Beautifully Fierce Woman grabs the hem of God’s will and doesn’t let go. That begins with opening up our hearts in prayer, seeking Him for direction and clarity, and once we’ve surrendered to His plan, we “grab on and hang on” no matter what!

Will you pray with me? 

Please feel free to record your prayers below.

Adapted from my post on the True Woman Blog 09.09.2010

9 Comments

  • Roseanne

    Thank you for this particular post… my husband and I are facing some rather serious issues. This is a very helpful reminder… we need to realign our will to match His. Thank you, so very much!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello Roseanne ~

    Thank you for sharing. I am sorry to hear that you are facing some serious issues and pray that you will sense God’s abiding presence, grace, and help as you seek to align your hearts with His.

    I don’t know what you are dealing with right now, but you might check out this blog post and especially the link to Dr. Crawford Loritt’s message within the post:

    http://www.truewoman.com/?id=1974

    May His overflowing love be your sustenance!

  • Vivian Etherington

    I love this post! I have read it and re-read it several times! What a thought just in the title “Uniting my heart with the Almighty”! I love this part: “At that point of connection, all else fades away as temporary and unimportant and His reality stands alone…” Awesome and so true! A taste of heaven on earth.
    Lord, “Unite my heart to fear Your Name.” Accomplish in my life what you desire. I pray for grace to be pliable in your loving hands. I desire to seek You wholeheartedly and daily walk in Your presence. Lord, I desire to pray effectively, from Your Word–I have much to learn in this area! Thank you for your grace drawing out my heart to You!

  • Debbie S

    A friend of mine recently gave me the link to your blog and I’m so glad she did. I was recently diagnosed with Stage IV cancer and am being challenged on a daily basis to draw nearer and nearer to the Lord. Confident that this cancer is His very best for me has indeed caused me to re-examine my life and my priorities. Whether He heals me now or in eternity I know He holds my future as surely as He has held me throughout my life. Thanks for your ministry through this blog. I look forward to email updates and know He will use your words to encourage me. Thank you!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Agreeing with you on that prayer, dear friend! It truly is an unbelievable thought that He calls us to unite our hearts with His! What a glorious Redeemer we have!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Dear Debbie ~

    Thank you for introducing yourself and sharing a little about your current journey. I am so sorry for the physical pain and struggle you are experiencing, but am truly rejoicing with you that this has given you a unique opportunity to draw closer to Christ than ever before. I hope you’ll share updates with us and let us know how to pray specifically for you as you walk this road.

    I have a dear friend who was diagnosed earlier this year and her trust in the Savior has been such an inspiration to many throughout her illness. As you draw near to Him, uniting your heart with the Almighty, the fragrance of Christ will permeate your life allowing others to recognize His worth and value (2 Corinthians 2:14).

    My prayer for you is that you not lose heart and remember that: “Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:16–18)

    Please keep in touch, our prayers are with you ~