…He will surely be gracious to you at the sound of your cry. When he hears you, He will answer. (TLV)
As Isaiah the prophet reveals, moving God to respond to and answer our prayers requires a spoken and heartfelt expression of our need. Grace and mercy is extended when He hears our passionate and desperate prayers. This implies that if our prayers exist only in our thoughts, a heavenly response is less likely. Crying out to God is not only an act of humility but also an act of faith. It demonstrates that we believe God is greater than our need and able to overcome and meet the challenges we are facing. Throughout Scripture we see that humility and active faith are two powerful divine motivators and now, combined with spoken prayer, can and will move God on our behalf.