The best way to be sure your prayer is answered… is to pray!
God challenges you to do unlimited asking.
To the one in need of salvation, He says, “Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out” (John 6:37)
To the one in need of healing, He says, “I will come and heal him” (Matthew 8:7)
To the one tormented by fear or dogged by failure, He says,”Come unto me…and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28)
To the one who is slave to habit, He says, “If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed” (John 8:36)
Are you expecting an answer?
If you expect the Lord to do wonderful things for you, He will.
Believe it, and you will find, as I have, that prayer is one of the most wonderful experiences ever known.
This excerpt on prayer was written by Oral Roberts in his book Oral Roberts Answers Questions About …PRAYER.
I love the expression “unlimited asking”. Prayer is not something that interrupts God’s day. It isn’t something that He grows tired of hearing. He beckons us to prayer to ask so that we might receive. I love that prayer is something we can all do and that Jesus responds to our prayers. Our words don’t have to be perfect, our posture doesn’t have to be a prescribed position. Prayer is really pretty simple – ask and believe. So the question becomes – are you in need? Did you pray? Did you keep on coming to Jesus, and keep on praying and keep on asking and keep on believing? I know I am guilty of praying earnestly for a time and then moving on. Then, of course, I wonder why I don’t see more answers to prayer than I do.
A friend of mine and I have purposed to get up a half hour early and pray each morning. We are believing that not only will God answer our prayers because He is a prayer answering God, but that He will also redeem that time and we won’t miss that half hour of sleep. So far, so good. Finding time to pray is something that doesn’t happen unless we make it happen. Care to join us? You can even stay in your pajamas and in your bed, and He still hears, isn’t that good?
Lord, I come to You in need. In need of healing and rest and freedom from busyness. I love that You hear my prayers, that You solicit my prayers, that You respond to my prayers and act on my prayers. You are so merciful and gracious to me. Help me and my friend as we purpose to rise early to seek Your face. Would You meet with us and lead us to pray for what is on Your heart each morning. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of bringing Your kingdom to my corner of the world. Love You, Amen.
- Been There, Done That! (devomom.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 11:28-30! (kristiann1.com)
- You who are Broken, Beaten, Betrayed…God has spoken: “LIVE” (vwoods1212.wordpress.com)
- Prayer Makes A Difference! “Lord, teach us to pray.” – Luke 11:1 (olivinexpresssblog.com)
- Tired? At the end of your rope? Then Come to me! (regenerationandrepentance.wordpress.com)
- Matthew 11:28-30 (loosehim.wordpress.com)
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