“Jeb,” asked Steve, “do you ever pray?”
“Pray?” thought Jeb. “Nope. I don’t pray, and I don’t carry a rabbit’s foot. Neither one works.”
David had a different opinion. “The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.”
Do you remember the prayer of Noah? God spoke to him and told him that He would destroy the world with a flood. During their conversation, God advised him to build an ark that would save him and his family. He listened to God, and when the flood came, they were saved.
Moses prayed and asked God to part the waters of the Red Sea. God answered his prayer, the seas were parted, and God saved His people from destruction by the enemy.
Samson prayed one last time for enough strength to accomplish one last task. God granted him that request.
Solomon prayed for God to grant him wisdom. And we see the answer to that prayer on the pages of the Bible and in the lives of the people he ruled.
Elijah was hungry. He asked God for food, and God heard his prayer and gave him food for his body.
Daniel was thrown into a den filled with hungry lions. He asked God to protect him and He sealed their mouths.
Hezekiah was on his deathbed when he asked God to extend his life. God responded, and he lived for fifteen more years.
A thief prayed on a cross, and God saved him.
Prayer: Your Word, Lord, assures us that You not only hear our prayers, but will answer them. Teach us to pray! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 6:9 The Lord has heard my cry for mercy; the Lord accepts my prayer.