Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.
What can this mean? Our prayers are anticipated, almost like the picture of an eager friend, someone who knows you well, finishing your sentences for you. Here is the Father always ready to answer, the desires of your heart already close to His heart.
What can this mean except that our prayers are already on His mind, and He only waits to hear us ask? What would you pray about if you believed this? Someone will ask, why should I pray if God knows what I will ask? But, what can this verse mean except that there is something more glorious than we expected waiting for us? God is our Father, and He wants to hear what our desires are, despite His abstract knowledge of all our needs and circumstances. He knows the details, but there is so much more to knowing than that. He wants to hear your voice. Like a loving Father who loves to know all about His children, He wants to hear from us and know all of our day-to-day needs and desires.
What answers will come from a God who wants to know you this way? Doesn’t it make you want to ask?