Over the years, traveling throughout the world, I've discovered four other ways God frequently answers prayer. Believe me, he loves to say "yes!
Does God Answer Prayer?
Immediate answers to prayer: You want them. I want them. But God simply does not always work that way. And to get his best, we must be patient. In some cases, we must wait until the stroke of midnight for his answer to come.
Phil Callaway didn't know what to say when his young children asked if Mommy was going to die. His wife, Ramona, suffered horrible seizures.
Hundreds of friends and relatives prayed, but Ramona's condition worsened. Medical specialists tried everything, but by the fall of , the seizures were occurring daily, sometimes hourly. Phil rarely left Ramona's side. He wondered if she would even make it to her 30th birthday.
One evening, when things looked utterly hopeless, Phil paced their dark back yard, then fell to his knees. Please do something! Suddenly a doctor's name came to mind. Phil called the doctor, who saw Ramona the next morning and diagnosed a rare chemical deficiency. Within a week, Ramona's seizures ended. Her eyes sparkled again. The miracle was so incredible Phil says, "God gave me back my wife. NFL running back Sherman Smith, the "Sherman Tank," stood six feet four inches tall and packed pounds of the most solid muscle you'd ever want to tackle.
His reputation for bowling over defensive linemen raised his celebrity to near-cult status in the Pacific Northwest, where he played for the Seattle Seahawks.
Three Ways God Answers Your Prayers
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One thing we can always do is to intercede pray on their behalf for them. We are not told who the intercessor was, but whoever it was, he was a real friend to Job because he was pleading to God for him. He is interceding for us Hebrews — He was interceding for him.
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The bad news is that we are going to need it! Lord, thank you so much that you promise to be our advocate. Thank you that in the times when, like Job or Peter, it seems that Satan is sifting us like wheat, you are praying for us. We can all be over-ambitious for our children. Skip to main content. Behind the requests here lay different motives. Both requests were to do with lordship. The request of the blind men came from the recognition that Jesus is Lord , and a desire for something good Matthew — This practical study will help you:. The "LORD" Series by Kay Arthur is an insightful, warm-hearted Bible study series designed to meet you where you are—and to help you discover God's answers to your deepest needs.
Studying and knowing the names of God helped me to pray when my husband was in the SICU on a ventilator and heavily sedated. I was emotionally and physically exhausted and could not pray the way I normally pray. All that would come to mind were the names of God I needed in that particular situation. As I prayed God's names back to Him, I noticed my focus was on God's character and not on the storm I was going through.