ANSWERED PRAYER


I Kings 18:37; Psalm 91:15; Luke 11:9

Prayer should be an important element in our life. I do believe that those pray regularly see their prayers answered. When all others around us are discourage and turning their back on God, prayer warriors are sorely needed. Elijah was a prayer warrior. God strengthened him for what God needed him to do. His prayer was not loud and boisterous nor self-centered. It was simply sent through heavens gates to touch the ear of God almighty. It was a simple request for the demonstration of God’s great and mighty power in consuming a water drench sacrifice offered to God. Such a simple prayer. “Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou aret the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again.” Would it not be wonderful to hear this prayer offered of an evening to God that this day, may the hearts of the people be turned back to God?

God has made a promise to us. “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.” When we make the Lord our habitation, our dwelling place and continually turn to Him, we find that he knows us. We become familiar because He is our heavenly father and desires to cover us with His wings according to verse 4 of the 91 st. Psalm. Verse 11 speaks of His angels he has charged to keep us in our ways. Through our simple prayers, not only can we communicate with God, but we can plead with Him to change the hearts of people that have turned away from Him.

We need the faith to ask, seek and knock. The desire of our heavenly father is that His people will turn to Him. His desire is that the lost be saved by trusting in His Son, Jesus Christ. May we raise a chorus of prayers to heaven that the Holy Spirit will touch hearts today, convict the lost of their need for a savior, and that those that have grown cold will yield and turn to serve. What is your prayer today?

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