Tired Eyes From Praying

Read the Bible in a year by reading Isaiah 37 and 38 today.
Hezekiah prayed earnestly to God for life. God answered the prayer and later Hezekiah wrote a poem about his experience. He said of continually calling upon the Lord,
Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove;
My eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed;
Undertake for me! (Isaiah 38:14)
“My eyes fail from looking upward,” is an interesting way of picturing continual prayer. Today or tonight look up into the sky as long as you can, and you will grow weary from looking up. Our eyes spend most of the time looking in front of us. So, looking up for a long time wears out the neck and tires the eyes.
The same holds true spiritually. The eyes of our spirits spend most of the time looking on the earth. So, spending much time in prayer wears us out. Even if you pray often, you stop and do other things. That is the way it has to be.
However, issues come up that demand endless prayers and we grow weary. Yet, learn from Hezekiah, do not give up. God shall hear your prayer, if it falls within His will.

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