Why pray out loud if God can hear our thoughts? One, it keeps our minds from wandering! And two, it can strengthen and encourage those who are listening.
So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me. I knew that You always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me.”
As we continue our journey of praying every day, pray out loud—especially if you have someone to pray with. Today, pray for strength and encouragement for those who are suffering persecution around the world.