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.
Prayer can happen anytime and anywhere. Prayer is open and honest communication with our Father in heaven. Yes, He knows our need before we ask, but still we are told to ask. Yes, He sees the end from the beginning and could certainly perform wonders without us but He tells us to ask, to seek, to knock, to persevere, and He promises to hear from heaven.
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. Thank you that before I even utter a word, You know what is in my heart, not just for myself but for my family and my community and my world. Thank You for hearing my prayers, in Jesus’ name, amen.
I would love to hear from you. Please let me know if I can be praying for you as well.