Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
When you go to God in prayer, what do you ask for?
For yourself? For others?
Healing? A better job? Restored relationship? Travel mercies? Blessings for spouse and family and friends?
And, when you have asked for in prayer doesn't turn out the way you hoped, how do you react? Are you disappointed? Angry? Bitter?
Do you stop asking God for anything anymore?
Or, worse, do you stop praying altogether?
Because, His answer is "no"?
And, you don't get what you want. Right then. Right now.
I have been there . . .
Wallowing in self-pity. Immersed in the dark night of the soul.
Not. Asking. For. One. Thing.
Until . . .
Something so momentous, so unimaginably wonderful happens.
Something I have asked for. So long ago, I cannot recall when. Exactly.
And, I see . . .
In His time, in His way, in His great love, He answers me.
Shows me why "thy will be done" is the perfect prayer.
He gives me the love of my life. The joy of my heart.
And, today marks seven years since we exchange wedding vows.
Where two become one.
Because, God joins us together.
Happy Anniversary, my Love!
How have your prayers been answered?
Will you pray with me?
Father, You know our needs before we ask. Help us to accept Your answers to our prayers be they a "yes" or a "no". Let us always trust in Your plan for our lives. Thy will be done. Amen.
Psalms 51:1-18 (19-20) or 69:1-23
Lamentations 1:1-2; 6-12
2 Corinthians 1:1-7