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Answering Prayer

Posted: June 24, 2010 in pray
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Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Do you expect God to help you? Do you expect God to make your life more bearable? Do you ask God to do these things, by praying to Him?

If not, how do you expect God to help? God can be the answer to all your prayers, but only if you pray those prayers.

Here’s a lovely little poem I came across that echoes what I’ve been saying:

Prayers Can’t Be Answered Unless They Are Prayed
Life without purpose is barren indeed
There can’t be a harvest unless you plant seed
There can’t be attainment unless there’s a goal
And man’s but a robot unless there’s a soul
If we send no ships out, no ships will come in
And unless there’s a contest, nobody can’t win
For games can’t be won unless they are played
And prayers can’t be answered unless they are prayed
So whatever is wrong with your life today
You’ll find a solution if you kneel down and pray
Not just for pleasure, enjoyment and health
Not just for honors and prestige and wealth
But pray for a purpose to make life worth giving
And pray for the joy of unselfish giving
For great is your gladness and rich your reward
When you make your life’s purpose the choice of the Lord.