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PRAYER

When we pray for people, or for a better situation, do you ever wonder after you pray if you did the right thing?  Do you question what is worthy to pray for.  How can I be sure that my prayer will be answered, and if I pray long enough and hard enough for someone or something will it be answered.  Or better yet do I really want the answer?  Some prayer answers are not always what my flesh or mind want, so then I get frustrated with God.  But really I need to learn to pray and let it go, not dwell on it, put it in the capable hands of God the Father, for He has everyday mapped out for us, and knows exactly what we need and when we need it.  So I decided to check out what God says in regards to prayer.

Ezra 8:23
So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

Job 16:17
yet my hands have been free of violence and my prayer is pure.

Psalm 6:9
The LORD has heard my cry for mercy; the LORD accepts my prayer.

Psalm 17:6
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me; turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.

Psalm 54:2
Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.

Psalm 66:20
Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!

1 Peter 4:7
The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.

There are so many verses that have pray, prayer, prayed but they all talk regarding the physical doing of speaking or thinking words to our Father in Heaven, God our Creator, the only ONE that can answer prayer.  I know that some of my own prayers have been self-centered, even so far as being greedy, but we learn as we pray. We learn how and when to pray and now even more I know WHAT to pray for and how to ask HIM for exact prayer requests.  It has been amazing how my prayer life has changed since our 10-year-old son was healed of cancer.  Well that must have been something to go through, cancer with a child, how old was he, a newborn, that’s right he was less than 12 hours old, facing a plane ride to a different hospital, without his mom or dad.  How could we just hand over our son, in that moment, in that blink of an eye,  we had the faith directly from the Father, I did it and so can you.  We did not know at the time that it was cancer yet, no that was yet to be found, we only knew he was a very sick little baby boy, our precious baby boy.  Prayer, we did a lot of praying, both together and separate, with family (we had two girls) and with extended family, we also had prayer groups and churches praying for him, we even had a prayer request online, at the time, caring bridge was just coming into being so we never got a page set up, we would relay updates though my dad, who in turn called 5 or 6 people and then it went from there, within a short hour people knew what was going on.  We kept them updated as soon as we could.  Prayer brought us through and I know it works, HE does listen!!!

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