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How to Hear God

DAY 1 OF 21

How to Hear God

Welcome to ‘How to Hear God’: this 21-day devotional acts in many ways like a guided tour or a taster menu, allowing you to sample (just enough to whet the appetite!) of the many different and wonderful ways God wants to speak to you. You may have years of conversation with God behind you, or you may be longing to hear his voice for the first time: wherever you’re starting from, it’s going to be an amazing journey.

Throughout this plan, we will be learning from Pete Greig and the wisdom captured in his book ‘How to Hear God’...

‘Learning to hear God’s voice – his word and his whisper – is the single most important thing you will ever learn to do. I’m not exaggerating. Hearing God is not peripheral; it is integral to human history. Neither is it an optional extra for wild-eyed mystics and those who happen to be spiritually inclined. Hearing God is essential to the very purpose for which you and I were made. Without it everything falls apart. But when we learn to love God’s Word – to listen and obey – everything aligns. As Jesus says, ‘People do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’ (Matt. 4:4, NLT).’

‘Your Father in heaven invites you to walk with him in a relaxed daily conversation as Adam and Eve did in the glades of Eden (Gen. 3:8). He wants to talk with you intimately as he did with Moses, ‘face to face, as one speaks to a friend’ (Exod. 33:11, NIV UK). Occasionally he will communicate thrillingly through dreams, visions and audible voices, as he did with the apostle Peter on the rooftop in Joppa (Acts 10:9–19). But mostly he will speak quietly in ‘a still small voice’ as he did with Elijah on Mount Carmel (1 Kgs 19:12, NKJV), sounding surprisingly ordinary as he did when the boy Samuel confused his voice for that of the old man in the room next door (1 Sam. 3). Again and again the Lord will join you on your journey through life, stirring your soul and speaking through the Scriptures, as he did with the couple on the road to Emmaus’

Lord, I am longing to meet with you today. Help me to learn to recognise your voice. As I start this journey of learning to listen, I pause now in silence for a few minutes and invite you to speak...


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About this Plan

How to Hear God

A practical guide to learning to hear God’s voice. Join Pete Greig, founder of 24-7 Prayer, as he explores how to listen for what God might be saying to you. Centred on the story of the disciples who encountered Jesus on...


We would like to thank Pete Greig, author of How to Hear God, and the publishers Hodder & Stoughton and Zondervan for helping 24-7 Prayer create this plan. For more information and further prayer resources visit 24-7 Prayer:

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