I AM AS NEAR AS A WHISPERED PRAYER: listening attentively even to your softest utterance.
People who are in love like to be near each other—usually as close as possible.
Often they whisper words of endearment to each other, words that no one else can hear.
This sort of closeness, with hushed words of love, is always available to you in your relationship with Me.
I am near to all who call on Me, even if your call is the faintest whisper.
This promise is for all who call on Me in truth—who know Me as the Truth.
Of course, I respond also to silent prayers, but whispering your words can help you feel closer to Me.
Hearing your own voice—however faintly—reinforces your connection with Me.
It strengthens your awareness of My unseen Presence and draws you into My loving embrace.
Although I rarely speak audibly to My children, you can hear My gentle whispers in your heart.
Hear Me saying, "I am with you. I love you. I will never leave you or forsake you."
- from " Jesus Today " by Sarah Young
"The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
—Psalm 145: 18
"Jesus said to [Thomas], "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
—John 14: 6 NKJV
"No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."
—Joshua 1: 5
"The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is about to pass by."Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake came a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire came a gentle whisper'.
—1 Kings 19: 11–12