A day or so ago I wasn’t feeling well at all,and to be perfectly honest I was a bit concerned.You see, fourteen years ago I had a heart attack and subsequent by-pass surgery,and while I do not live in a state of fear or dread of a recurrence,I am very keen to those times when I just don’t feel “right”.

As you can imagine, my wife had trouble going to sleep that particular night and actually stayed awake for a good portion of it praying for me.Now,you have to realize that my wife is a preacher’s kid, so to her the first and most viable option is to begin calling on the name of the Lord in times like this.

At work the next morning I received this text from her:
“Prayer works,helps,or it doesn’t…..which is it? Sometimes I feel like I was brainwashed and all this is for naught!”

I assured her that I too have many questions regarding this subject of prayer being answered,or not.

Perhaps you do as well?

Her response to that was “Do questions mean we don’t fully trust or believe?”

What do you think of that question?

The last text she sent me was to tell me that she had my Bible out and was asking the Lord to help her unbelief when she turned to Psalm 20,which I would like to include here.

1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble; May the name of the God of Jacob defend you;

2 May He send you help from the sanctuary, And strengthen you out of Zion;

3 May He remember all your offerings, And accept your burnt sacrifice. Selah

4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose.

5 We will rejoice in your salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions.

6 Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of the Lord our God.

8 They have bowed down and fallen; But we have risen and stand upright.

9 Save, Lord! May the King answer us when we call.

I have to tell you….I am blessed of God to have been given a wife like I have.One who loves the Lord and is sensitive to the pleading of the Spirit is a rare jewel indeed.

So my question to you is this: based upon your personal experiences,does God answer prayer…… or not? What say ye?

Be blessed,

Ron

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