The phone rings, and you answer. A sullen voice informs you of a tragedy. Your heart is so heavy that you feel as though you could die. What do you do?
In the Bible, crying out refers to speaking audibly with great emotion concerning an urgent need. God invites us to use this form of prayer to communicate that we desperately need His mercy.
The Word of God assures us that our Father hears our cries and responds. In Psalm 3:4, for example, David wrote:
"I was crying to the Lord with my voice, and He answered from His holy mountain."When we call aloud for help in Jesus' name, we invite His power into the situation. Remember that there is strength in just speaking His name.