Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Thin Prayers

“May God be praised! He has not turned away my prayer or turned His faithful love from me.” (Psalm 66:20)

Some folks feel like their prayers are a little on the thin side and just evaporate into the air like our breath on a winter’s day. They feel nothing comes of them. Maybe it isn’t just “some” folks; maybe it’s more than meets the eye.

Sometimes we pray and pray, and yet it seems that nothing is happening, as if maybe God just isn’t listening. But this verse above stands tall, like an Ebenezer stone before us to remind us that our prayers always register with God.

God always listens intently, and He does so because, like a father who loves his children, He loves us dearly and listens out of a heart of love. And yet, He also knows what is best for us, according to the direction and plan He has for us. We simply have to trust Him and His purposes for us, and keep praying.

Lord, Help us to pray and never give up. Amen.

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