Aswered Prayer

@maria1081 (1252)
Philippines
January 11, 2010 2:44am CST
Prayer is powerful, I strongly believe in it. Though for us human beings its a daily struggle and deliberation if prayer is really working. But not all prayers are answered maybe because its a selfish prayer, its not time yet and maybe it was answered but we failed to realize that it was there before our eyes. Today my cheque arrived. I was expecting it for many days now, I was not at ease for many days. I spend a lot of time thinking and worrying. Many things can happen to the cheque, it might get lost or it wasnt send to me in the first place. Then two days ago, I freed my mind from worrying and I said to myself believe that prayers will be answered. And today my prayer is answered because I had laid my burden to God. Any answered prayer you want to share?
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6 responses
• United States
12 Jan 10
I've been thinking about this a lot lately. I desperately need a new job, as I was laid off in early 2009. I got a job offer about two weeks after I was laid off, so I am very lucky in the sense that I have a steady income and can pay my rent, but the job is very far from home and definitely not a long-term prospect. Plus, my salary is really low, and I can't pay all my bills with it. I've been praying a powerful novena (the Infant Jesus of Prague) to get a new job, and I've noticed that every time I pray it, within the next few days I get good news about my job search. I firmly believe that my prayers are the reason. However, I also think that prayer alone is not enough. God wants to see that we are trying, too. I have been freelancing on the side, and I also started working a 2nd job at the mall to help make ends meet until something better comes along. I have faith that things will get better, and my prayers will be answered, but I also have to actively work towards it. I can't just sit back and pray every day without putting forth the effort to improve my life.
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
12 Jan 10
Ofcourse its our responsibility to do our best then God will do the rest.
• United States
12 Jan 10
Definitely! I'm glad you asked this question today; this topic has been on my mind very much recently. I used to be the kind of person who would pray for something but didn't work towards it - I just put my life on hold waiting for my pray to be answered. I've noticed over the last few months that I've become much more proactive in my prayers, and have been taking steps to solve my problems or work towards my goals instead of relying solely on prayer. Interestingly, I also feel much closer to God lately, and have been becoming more active in my church and just talking to Him or thinking about my relationship with Him more. I read a blog recently that suggested writing to God in a diary in an effort to become closer to Him, and I tried but felt silly. Answering your question today, though, actually helped me sort my thoughts out a bit, so thank you!! :-)
• Malaysia
11 Jan 10
A terrible flood occured on a deserted island. The only man, a hermit who lived there, prayed for God to save him. A raft floated passed him. He ignored it. A man on a boat offered to take him to another village. He rejected the offer, saying, "the God will save me." A helicopter, who had just saved people from a nearby village, offered to take him. He rejected, saying, "The God will save me." Lastly, he drowned in the flood. When he meet God, he asked, "Why did you not save me earlier?" Then God says, "I sent you a raft. I sent you a boat. I even sent you a flying transport. What can I help you more when you pushed it all?" So, the point is, our prayers are always answered, but we always expect it in a silver plate. maybe, if we took some work discovering them, then we'd be happy. I always say this to my downcasted friends. "The most valuable treasures are those that is hidden."
@maria1081 (1252)
• Philippines
11 Jan 10
Thanks for sharing.
• Malaysia
11 Jan 10
You're welcome. This is a story my father always told me when I was small. I never know its significance, until I saw that my father was still sturggling to live while being in haemodialysis, blood pressure, and one-time heart attack. Since then, I recite it back whenever I felt there was no way out.
• United States
13 Jan 10
so nice to read- power of prayer so many god has answered some i didnt get the answer i wanted but it was for a reason life changes many things! i always pray my husbands social security check will arrive so we can pay bills /rent food/ i always worry esp now- god watches over us -i pray for my family's safe keeping always he answers- i am praying now my brother who spent 30 yrs with his co who got injured before retiring can win his disability and walk away from the plant- go forward be happy all of us- many of my prayers have been answered i know god hears us- worrying is a waste of time i learned prayer is more useful to do then worrying!!god bless-
• United States
13 Jan 10
prayer is so powerful and soothing too i used to pray i would get home from work every day and when i worked at nite drove 200 mi round trip- always prayed i wouldnt have car trouble or flat tires never did!! esp at nite and by myself god guided me home safely!!so i wasnt by myself-god was my co-pilot!!!
• Malaysia
25 Feb 10
i believe all our prayers are answered. some prayers are answered fast and some takes a long long time to be answered and i wonder God receives my prayers. i know He received all my prayers and He will answer all my prayers in His time. i have to learn to wait upon the Lord. one of my prayers that was answered fast/ granted was my request for Father God to bless me with a good nite sleep and wake me up at 5am in the morning. nowaday as i say my goodnite prayer and ask God for forgivenees, i drift off to sleep and wake up at 5 am in the morning. i wake up at 5am with joy in my heart and give thanks to God and then go about doing my daily chores and work. how about you?
@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
11 Jan 10
Despite the recession, economic crisis, job lay-offs, etc.. I still have a job. Everyday there's news about companies closing and downsizing especially here in Dubai. I thank God for always looking out at me.
• India
11 Jan 10
I believe in the power of prayer and it must be first felt inside of us.If we make a phone call continuously and ringing for a long time and we're wondering if maybe we should just hang up and try again another time. Then a voice answers and simply says, "I'm here. I'm listening to you." Communication has been established!. The power of prayer is the constant renewal of perspective. Prayer opens our eyes. It extends our horizons. It sheds light into the darkness of our fears and our sorrows, our hopes and joys, our shame and our pride. It gives us new ways of seeing life and relationships, of understanding work and the cost of growing.I don't believe that our prayer changes God's mind or improves God's disposition. God will do what God will do.