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Monday, May 24, 2010

ANSWERS & MY PRAYERS...

JUST HAD TO SHARE THIS:

WILL MY PRAYERS EVER BE ANSWERED?

I believe in Holy Ghost timing. In God’s own time, all our prayers will be answered—one way or another—but the trouble is, we are afraid to submit our prayers to Holy Ghost scrutiny. Some of our prayers need to be purged because often our faith is misspent on requests that are not mature. We do not know how to pray, “Thy will be done.” We don’t want his will as much as those things permitted by his will.

Abraham exercised his faith to keep reminding himself he was a stranger on this earth. His blessing pact produced only a tent to dwell in, because he put all his faith in that city whose builder and maker is God.

Were some of these faith warriors not living in faith? Did God refuse to answer some of their prayers? After all, not all of them were delivered and not all lived to see answers to their payers. Not all were spared pain, suffering and even death. Some were tortured; others were torn asunder, wandering about destitute, afflicted, and tormented (Hebrews 11:36-38).

Some who had a reputation for having great faith “received not the promise” (Hebrews 11:39). Those who did “obtain promises” used their faith to work righteousness, to gain strength in times of weakness, and to put the enemy to flight.

Don’t worry about whether God is saying “Yes” or “No” to your request. Don’t be downcast when the answer is not in sight and, please, quit concentrating on faith formulas and methods. Just commit every prayer to Jesus and go about your business with confidence. He will not be one moment early or late in answering, and if the answer you seek is not forthcoming, say to your heart, “He is all I need. If I need more, he will not withhold it. He will answer in his time and in his way. And if he does not fulfill my request, he must have a perfect reason for not doing so. No matter what happens, I will always have faith in his faithfulness.”

God forgive us if we are more concerned about getting prayers answered than in learning total submission to Christ himself. We do not learn obedience by the things we obtain but by the things we suffer. Are you willing to learn by suffering a little longer with what appears to be an unanswered prayer? Will you rest in his love while patiently waiting for the promise?

3 comments:

Peggy said...

Ohhh Heavenly Father... Many times, I cry out to You, wondering if You are going to answer my prayers... or are they just bouncing off the ceiling!

Prayers for loved ones, prayers for salvation, prayers for changes, prayers for deliverance, prayers for healing. So many I have prayed for years.

Yet I have faith. I guess if I exercised my faith more, I wouldn't keep asking but trust that You have the answer. May I hear Your answer. May I see Your grace beyond my questions. May I be reminded that the answers to my prayers even prayed according to Your will, I may not understand, though I expect a YES, affirmative response, sometimes it's a NO or NOT YET. Help me to discern and not question why or how long? You have a purpose in every answer and waiting. So I choose to wait on the Lord and renew my thoughts in You. I choose to believe that He who began a good work is faithful to complete it. So I will praise You and give You thanks, praying & believing as I do. Seeing the unseen as done in accordance to Your promises and Your will. Committing my prayers
confidently to Your throne... in Jesus' Name

Anonymous said...

O Almighty God, I continue to pray for your church. We desperately need leaders of faith and wisdom, leaders who are full of the Holy Spirit. Father, I want you to be at work within me through your Holy Spirit so that I am molded into the kind of person you can use to lead and bless your people. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Denise said...

Father God, thank You for answering my prayers, always in Your time, which is always the right time. You know what I need, when I need it. I love You, and very much appreciate You. Amen

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PRAYER for Our Nation

This was shared in an email from the Presidential Prayer Team:

Declaration of Independence Signer

Samuel Chase
George Washington (1732-1799), 1st President of the United States

"Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy Holy protection; and Thou wilt incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government; and to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen." --

This prayer of George Washington appears in St. Paul's Chapel in New York City.

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