Thousands of Answers to Our Prayers
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them.” (Psalm 145:18-19 NIV)
The great point is, that we ask only for that which it would be for the glory of God to give to us; for that, and that alone, can be for our real good. But it is not enough that the thing for which we ask God be for His honor and glory. We must, secondly, ask it in the name of the Lord Jesus—that is, expect it only on the ground of His merits and worthiness. Thirdly, we should believe that God is able and willing to give us what we ask Him for. Fourthly, we should continue in prayer till the blessing is granted, without fixing to God a time when, or the circumstances under which, He should give us the answer. Fifthly, we should, at the same time, look out for and expect an answer till it comes.
If we pray in this way, we shall not only have answers—thousands of answers to our prayers—but our own souls will be greatly refreshed and invigorated in connection with these answers.
-George Müller (excerpted from the devotional book When You Call upon the Lord)
The enemy of our souls will tell you that you’re not good enough to have your prayers heard; but I assure you today: our prayers are heard because of Jesus Christ. We come into God’s presence, and he is our Father. He listens to us, because we don’t come in our own name. We come in the name of Christ.
Read Psalm 145:17-21.