Heart Language

By Cara EdigerCara Ediger

What language do you speak when you pray?
What is the language of your heart?

Do we talk to God when we are afraid, tired and lonely?
Do we talk and let him comfort us?
We are afraid to talk to God from our hearts
Even when the Lord has come to dwell with us.

What language does he speak,
That we do not understand him?

Fully God and fully human
Speaking the language of humanity.
In the Word, God understands us,
And speaks to us in our heart language.

But we hide ourselves from God,
We cover our bodies with fig leaves.

We will talk to Moses.
We will talk to Augustine, Luther, and MLK Jr.

But has he not come to dwell with us,
The Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth?
Has he not come to dwell with us,
In the fullness of The Christ?

We run to the ends of the earth,
And flee to the depths of hell.
We hide as if we think he cannot find us.

What must we do to inherit eternal life
And peace and happiness on earth?
And peace and happiness on earth?

Pray to God from the language of our hearts,
And from the language of our hearts
Express grievances with each other.
What is this Peace that comes from God?
That speaks to us in many earthly languages?

Why are we afraid to speak to God
And to each other from the language of our hearts?
What language does he speak,
That we do not understand him?
But there is no condemnation in his love.

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4 responses to “Heart Language

  1. Thanks so much! I wrote this to encourage readers to really check how well (or if) they communicate with God as someone who will listen to anything we bring to him. Many times we are not able to do this, because we do not know how to communicate from the innermost part of our hearts. I appreciate that the message got through!

  2. Pingback: Speaking the Language of our Hearts | Language for Peace Forum·

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