Liquid Prayers

From Charles Spurgeon, “Treasury of David”
“The Lord has heard the voice of my weeping.” Psalm 6:8
Is there a voice in weeping? Does weeping speak? In what language does it utter its meaning? Why, in that universal tongue which is known and understood in all the earth, and even in Heaven above. When a man weeps, whether he is a Jew or Gentile, Barbarian, Scythian, bond or free — it has the same meaning in it. Weeping is the eloquence of sorrow. It is an eloquent orator, needing no interpreter — but understood by all.
It is sweet to know that our tears are understood, even when words fail. Let us learn to think of tears as liquid prayers, and of weeping as a constant dropping of importunate intercession which will surely wear its way right into the very heart of God’s mercy, despite the stony difficulties which obstruct the way. My God, I will “weep” when I cannot plead, for You hear the voice of my weeping! 1




6 thoughts on “Liquid Prayers

  1. Hear us today, O Lord, according to your word in (Jere. 29 :13) I am weak without you. Father God, You said ” they that hunger and thirsty after righteousness shall be filled” So I pray that me and my household shall be filled, cause our souls
    to hunger and thirst for our maker. Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Especially, in this week of ” Desperate Cry” in Jesus’


  2. I learned of this–personally–about a year ago when walking through a very hard time. I came across a devotion that shared the same insight as you did here. Such comfort in knowing that God understands and ‘Hears” the cry of my heart through my tears. Indeed God is close to the brokenhearted.


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