Today’s Devotional

"Ask And You Shall Receive, For Until Now You Have Asked For Nothing In My Name..."

Pray, And I Will Answer You.

My child, our communication is so important, you often get discouraged when your prayers are not answered in your own timing and you may be wondering, does prayer actually work? If I answered all your prayers would just your life or the world look different? You may have asked for something persistently but you feel as if it took long or I didn’t want to answer you, and you moved on ahead to live your life and find your own solutions, only for your prayer to be answered way later into your life. I know the joy you feel when you find the prayers you did in early days and imagined were never answered, have been answered in the most amazing way, and that my silence shows that you already have what you are asking for. You may want to have something to pinpoint so that you can say I have answered your prayer, and in that case, my silence will not mean much to you.

Precious one, sometimes when your prayers delay, it is because I want you to trust me. Do not forget what I have done for you already, or think that I take no notice of you when I do not answer according to your wishes. I know what you need and what is best for you, and that is what I am keen to provide, trust my will, that all I will ever do is for your good. You may think that you have to pray a certain way for me to hear you and that if you pray well enough I will answer you, that is turning something that could be so beautiful into another mere chant.

I invite you to pray to me, I created you and I chose to save you. I delight in you even as I continue to sustain you. I will put in you a hunger to know me, so that our communication comes more naturally, come and simply talk to me. You do not need a specific pattern to follow, nor a special place to stand-in. Cast all your care upon me, because I love you. My child, when you ask, I will give, when you seek me, you will find me, because a father provides for the needs of his children. When you pray for me to be glorified through you, I will be sure to answer you and reveal my glory. When you pray for forgiveness, I will hear you and readily forgive you. Whenever you ask me to reveal more of myself to you, I will do so. When you ask for wisdom, I will generously grant that to you. When you ask me for strength to live obediently, I will do so. I urge you to offer up your petitions and all that wears you out.

I will hear your prayers because you belong to me. That doesn’t mean that I will answer every prayer in the way that you desire, but let this encourage you to persistently seek my input. I will show you grace and mercy while looking at the intentions of your heart. Though some answers can be hard for you to accept, trust that I love you and that I am answering you with what is best for you. I know what is the right time to fulfill your desires, you need to trust my timing. I am safe to trust because never will my direction lead to regret.

Reflect On These Words Today:

“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.”

(Psalms 91:5)

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