I have been praying for the Prickly People (PP) for a long time. In all honesty, there were times when I didn’t think my prayers were going to make a difference. Still, if God could make a difference in the lives of the PP I knew, then I should continue to praying.
About three weeks ago there was a breakthrough. My primary PP started giving grace (instead of just receiving it from others) and started to engage in conversations with others. After praying for this person for over 15 months, they even came to church with us. Miracle of miracles!
God has shown Himself to be more faithful to me than I was to Him. I doubted, I debated, I prayed half-heartedly. Yet, God was still listening. He not only listened, He answered. 2 Timothy 2:13 says, “if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.”
These answered prayers have encouraged me. Some prayers are answered quickly, some are answered in a while, some are answered a long time from now.
God has answered all sorts of prayers over the years. I prayed for Him to forgive me of my sins, and He did so instantly. I prayed for my best friend to accept Christ and it took 14 years. My husband prayed for me to accept his marriage proposal and it took me 3 1/2 years to finally say “yes” ( a story for another time).
Matthew 21:22 says, “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
What kind of prayers do you need to keep praying?