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Pour Out Your Heart

  • After they had eaten and drunk in Shiloh, Hannah rose. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD. She was deeply distressed and prayed to the LORD and wept bitterly. 1 Samuel 1:911 ESV

    Hannah poured out her heart to the Lord. She wanted a child so badly that the rest of her life seemed empty and nothing else really mattered. Her husband loved her and they had a great life, but she was troubled. Nothing but a child could seem to fill the hole in her heart. Though the priest Eli thought that she was drunk and insulted her, the Lord granted her request and she had a son.

    It was not a necessity for Hannah to have a son. It was not a matter of life and death. It was something that she deeply wanted. When it is important to you, it is important to God. Of course, that doesn't mean that we will always get everything we want. Because our heavenly Father loves us, He will not grant us things that are harmful us, nor will He work against His own nature or His word. Listen closely and He will let you know His answer. Put your trust, your faith, and your hopes in Him.

    It is time to pour out your heart. Get somewhere quiet and tell the Lord all about it. He already knows, but sometimes you have not because you ask not. Today is the day and may the Lord grant you your petition in Jesus' name.

    Prayer: Father, You know what is in my heart, the thing that I have been longing for. If You will allow it, I humbly pray that you grant my petition, in the name of Jesus.

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J D  Williams
J D Williams THANKS SO MUCH FATHER FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN AND DONE FOR ME IF YOU NEVER DO ARE GIVE ME ANY THING ELSE YOU'VE ALREADY DONE ENOUGH WHEN YOU GAVE YOUR ONLY BEGOTTEN SON MY SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST I CAN NEVER THANK YOU ENOUGH EVER.......
June 26, 2015
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Susan P
Susan P Once again, perfect message, perfect timing. Thank you. 
June 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Thank you Pastor. At the moment all I deeply want is healing and comfort for my  family.  :)  I have asked and have faith that God is working on that request  right now. Thank you Lord for all you do and thank you for the blessing that is Pastor Dion and his wife. Please Lord keep on blessing them abundantly. in Jesus name ~Amen~
June 26, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Nothing is impossible for God. Thank you Lord for all you have done in my life, Amen.
June 26, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!
June 26, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen Thank You For This Message in Jesus Name. This is a powerful message i really need to hear this devotion. 
June 26, 2015
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Betrina Whitfield
Betrina Whitfield Amen. This devotion is a blessing. Thank God for giving you a ready word in season for His people. Just last night the Lord asked me to tell Him what was on my heart; to pour out my feelings and He asked questions along the way to help me get it out. He knows the desires of my heart and most importantly He knows my needs. In spending more intimate time with Him, it helps me not to focus on what is going on around me but instead; what I'm learning from Him and what He'll have me to do. I had been so caught up in my storm that I stayed in my room for the most part which left an opening for the devil to come in and stir up trouble and with that being said; I was hearing so much from the devil that it drowned the voice of God because I stepped away from consistent prayer and reading and so on and to add; when He asked something of me, I chose to do what i wanted and when I wanted to. I knew that wasn't the way to be with my Father, but I acted out on emotions until one day I heard "delayed obedience is disobedience," and the Holy Ghost conviction fell upon me and it brought me to repentance. I had to go to God and be straight up about my situation and even how I needed help to focus on Him and to be obedient to Him and He immediately began to help me. I know the Promises of God reign true in the lives of His people and I know that He did not deliver me from Egypt; only to leave me in the wilderness and I know that I know, I will not only see but enter my promised land and with that being said, I have peace that surpasses understanding. It's God's responsibility to take care of me because He is my Father and it's my job to do unto the Lord and purpose to walk with Him daily and cry out to Him instead of shutting down. As this devotion has blessed me; I hope this synopsis of my testimony blesses another. In Jesus Name. Amen.
June 26, 2015
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CB Edwards
CB Edwards Thank you for an on time word. 
June 26, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you Abba. 
June 26, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Ever since I was a little kid, I prayed for a horse! To me, that was the one thing I just could not live without. I finally got my horse when I was 15--after working hard at a pet shop (my parents adamantly refused to help me at the time, but I don't regret it) Praise our Lord for answered prayers!
June 26, 2015
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Linda Leeke
Linda Leeke need prayers as I head back to court to collect a judgment owed since 2007 from a person that has used the death of my husband against me... God knows how this would change my life and the desperate needs... thank you for posting this .. I am praying... and thank you for your always spot on... to talk to me..
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Father, I lift up Linda to you and pray that you please grant her grace and favor with this judgement. Please go with her to the courtroom and provide wisdom to her, to the judge and all involved to work your perfect will in this situation. I thank you and pray this in the name of Jesus, amen.
June 26, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd May the Lord be your lawyer and work this out the best way possible in Jesus name.
June 26, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you for sharing :)
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Aww, that's wonderful that you still got the horse in the end, Kathy! What kid doesn't want a pony :)?
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Praise God for confirming His word to us and not letting us go astray! 
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, JD!
June 26, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady We do not receive because we do not ask or we quit asking. We have to pray unceasingly and never give up on unanswered prayer. He will answer in His perfect timing!
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Carol!
June 26, 2015
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Thank You Father God giving Your Son Jesus Christ, without Him I am nothing!
June 26, 2015
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey So true, Amen! God is in control, and He will answer in His perfect timing!
June 26, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin As I continue to pray and talk to our Lord every morning, throughout the day, and every night, I have come to the realization that sometimes His answers to our prayers are either, "Yes, in My time"  or "No, that isn't good for you."  I used to think that God wasn't listening, but now I realize that He has different answers to our prayers, and like a good father, God is both protecting us and preparing us.  Praise Him in his mercy, grace, knowledge and love!
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Patty, I believe our lives would be quite a mess if He allowed everything we asked for!
June 26, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!  I do have a question, do we keep asking for what we want or do we just ask one time?  Isn't once enough, after all he does hear us the first time.  I keep asking to be able to move back to California by this August before we have to sign another year lease...do I keep asking until then?
June 26, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd I usually pray about the situation and then begin to thank the Lord for it like: "Lord I know that you have heard me and I thank you for making a way for me to move back to California." “ He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up, ”  (Luke 18:1 WEB)
June 26, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Thanks Karen, for asking this question, I am of the thinking such as you....didn't he hear me the first time? I know he says pray without ceasing, but also thank him because it is done. Karen, God can see ahead, so maybe it's more his will in our lives we should seek.
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I think every situation is different, but I believe that there are times when our prayers are part of spiritual warfare. When we pray, especially in the Holy Spirit and in combination with fasting, we may be breaking through obstacles in the spirit realm, as in Daniel 10. 
June 26, 2015
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Michele Jacobs Pepe
Michele Jacobs Pepe Having lost my job and trying to keep the roof over my head is it wrong To ask God for A source of money to help Me not lose what I have worked hard for? I've been praying since November to find a job but it hasn't happened yet.. Thank you
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Michele, there's nothing wrong with praying about that at all, one of His very names is Jehovah Jireh, our provider. He knows we have needs. I join with your prayer!
June 26, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Sylvia is this when the pray without ceasing comes into play? Like the answer has been sent, and  evil spirits try to hold up the answer? Is this what you mean? Fasting and praying is required? 
June 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Hi Kay :), Yes, that's what I'm referring to. I don't know if fasting is always required, but even Jesus referred to times that required fasting. We do when we're seeking something important or we can't work out.
June 26, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker I don't think it's wrong Michele, I have prayed for similar things.  I too lost my job last November when the Co. I worked for went out of business.  I have had so many interviews, but so far nothing....Unemployment has run out, and I have had so many things break around my home.  And my Son lives with me (on disability) due to a near fatal accident.  I feel your pain & your worries.  Please allow me to pray with you, for God knows what we need.  May He hear our prayers!!! God Bless you too!!  Amen
June 26, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker What part of California Karen??
June 26, 2015
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Ruth Inman
Ruth Inman Michele, I posted a reply under Patricia Walker that I also wanted to share with YOU... I hope you can see it under her reply below.
June 26, 2015
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Ruth Inman
Ruth Inman I like it! Thanks.
June 26, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell If YOU see fit, Lord God, Please Grant me my heart's desires... for my son to Know You and for our relationship to be/connected. He is my Gift from YOU, yet I don't know him. Please Father - but Your Will Not mine. AMEN AMEN AMEN 
June 26, 2015
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Deleted Member Beautiful prayer, the true desire of my heart is to want what Jesus wants for me.
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Deleted Member Jesus, please grant Yvette's hearts desires for her and her son to have a close relationship and that he will know You as his Savior.
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Deleted Member Michele, I ask for you, that Jesus will open up the perfect job for your needs to be met in an abundance and i am agreeing and believing that a miracle is in the making and great things are coming your way in Jesus Name.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member I pray for you Patricia in Jesus Name for a door to be open and let it be the best job ever and supply in abundance for her and her son, in Jesus Name. Amen.
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Betrina Whitfield
Betrina Whitfield Just thank God everyday for the answer no matter what you see. It is always the will of God for everyone to be saved and for relationships to be restored. Just wait on God. Praise and worship your way to victory. It is already finished. In Jesus Name. Amen
June 26, 2015
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Deleted Member I agree with Sylvia, that even though Jesus hears us the first time, sometimes, we have to pray the enemy out of our way, we have to sometimes press forward and let Jesus know we truly mean business and we are not going to let satan be a stumbling block, but a stepping stone.
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Betrina Whitfield
Betrina Whitfield God is your source and provides resources. He opens doors no man can shut and He makes a way out of no way. Have faith in God. Do as unto the Lord. Trust Him to see you through. You do what you can (job search) and God will do what you can't. Amen. Reach out to Him and tell Him what is on your heart and cast those cares unto Him. He will supply your need according to His riches and glory. Amen. My job closed on December 19th of this year and I haven't lost anything nor have I gone hungry. God has provided for me and I'm thankful for everything I have and everything He has done and is doing for me. Michele; you are going to make it. You are making it. Amen. Blessings to you.
June 26, 2015
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Virginia Turner
Virginia Turner I do not have my Bible with me at the moment, but one thing He wants for you is:  "Beloved, I would that you prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."   The Lord wants you to prosper financially, in your health as well as to prosper spiritually.
June 27, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Father, remove this thorn from my flesh, in Jesus' Name I pray.  Amen.
June 27, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams The asking, seeking and knocking in Matthew 7:7-8, indicate doing these things continually.  We can really hold our petitions before the Lord continually in our hearts.  And listen for His response.  Part of praying is listening.
June 27, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen
June 27, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, in Jesus' name I pray! 
June 27, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen!
June 27, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Yvette, i join in your prayer for your son!
June 27, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Glendora .... Southern California Patricia :)
June 27, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Prayers for you to triumph over this Judgement that would be a blessing for you.  I offer my sincerest condolence to you having lost your husband.  May God grant you peace and Justice.  Amen..
June 27, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker I've lived here all my life ~ and I'm thinking of moving.. My entire family has either passes away or moved away.  It's not the same here anymore.  Maybe Glendora is a nicer town!!  Good luck to you!! 
June 27, 2015
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Where are you Patricia?
June 28, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Great message.  Pouring out is different things like healing.  Yet it is "Where Lord do You want me to be of service/help for you?  In church today message incl just being there for some one....comforting others as He comforted us!  Yes, Lord show me.
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Deleted Member Amen, may we allow Jesus to use us for His perfect will.
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Deleted Member Thank you for these encouraging and beautiful words, God bless you. 
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Blessings Mischele....hope you keep coming back to this site.  Very much does the Lord want to teach you in His ways, grow in relationship with Him you know His leading and voice.  I pray the Lord will make things very clear for you...that you will sense His presence with you to reassure you He cares.  The place you have and all things you own He has given and may thatl light up in your brightly.  Therefore, Lord her to know ...to know you have a plan for her to prosper her and give her hope.  May she find a Bible reading fellowship you would have her go to.  Keep her thoughts quiet within her so to experience His peace that passes A L L understanding!  Amen. Again Blessings to you, Mischele
June 28, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler It is said in scripture someone kept knocking till they got up & gave the bread being asked for
June 28, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler May the windows of Heaven open up with many Blessings for you at this time.  Grab His hand and hold tight and know He is with you.  I took some favorite scriptures the Lord showed that fit perfect for this type of concern.  There was amazing results.
June 28, 2015
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Agnello Sagar
Agnello Sagar Amen!!!
July 1, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the message!
July 19, 2015
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Salvatrice Her
Salvatrice Her Many times when we ask, the LORD YES, NO, WAIT...NEVER MAYBE!! Have been begging relief for this constant horrendous pain,however, He keeps telling me His Grace is Sufficient and I must complete my Divine Assignments no matter what.....! Not easy most days....yet, I must IFFER A SACRIFICE OF PRAISE ANYWAY AND I DO!! He answers all my prayers of intercession for others....not the way I may expect...because His Perfect Will must be first...always!!  May you each receive a special HUG FROM HEAVEN!! Remember: JESUS LOVES YOU BEYOND MEASURE!!!!!
April 18, 2016