Did anything change today because you went to God with a petition?
Every prayer has the potential to bring
good where bad now has the upper hand.
Your prayer can restore life and health
to a terminally ill patient who still has work to do before entering the
rest that God promises to those who belong to him.
Your prayer can lead to reconciliation
between quarreling factions.
Do you think only very special holy people get their prayers heard and answered?
Not so. “Elijah was a man just like us….” (James 5:17) Yet, God heard his prayer and kept rain from falling for three years. Then he prayed again and God sent rain so that food would once again grow. Elijah wanted people to know who God is.
You can be a righteous person who prays earnestly. Get right with God; he will make you righteous. Learn to value kindness, righteousness, and justice as he does and then begin praying these qualities into existence.
“Let us then approach the throne of
grace, with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help
us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)