You know, there is quite a difference between hearing someone and really listening to them. But aren't you thankful that the God we worship doesn't just hear us…He is actually listening! And, He doesn't just reply to our prayers, but rather He answers our prayers in exactly the way we need because He knows and understands our hearts. Psalm 34:17 says “ The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles." My friend Mark Batterson says: "The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered because they go unasked." The Lord knows our heart, He knows our motives, and He is listening. So worship God today by trusting that He not only hears your prayers, but He is eager to respond. Be specific, be bold, and know He IS listening.