God desires fellowship with us. He tells us to pray without ceasing, and to pray about everything. Sometimes it helps to have some further motivation to do things. In Psalm 116:1-2, we find three great motivators to pray. The psalmist wrote, “I love the Lord, because He hears my voice and my supplication. Because He has inclined his ear to me, therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.”
The first motivator is that God hears our voice. He knows us and He knows our voice. When we pray, we can know for certain that He hears our voice, and He knows that it is our voice.
The second motivator to pray is that He hears our supplication, and He knows the content of what we are praying about. He knows what we are going to ask before we ask it, but He still listens to our prayers, supplications, and requests. He also knows every detail about the circumstances that we are facing. Therefore, God hears our supplications with understanding.
The third motivator to pray is that God inclines His ear to us. God knows our thoughts before we even speak them. Therefore, He does not need to incline His ear to hear us. God inclines His ear to us because He is interested in us and the things that concern us. His leaning towards us, and His intentional action of inclining His ears to carefully listen to what we are saying demonstrates His love, concern and interest. God honors us by inclining His ears to listen to us. God prioritizes us by focusing solely on us and inclining His ear towards us.