Thank You for Answered Prayer

Re:Verse passage – Luke 11:5-13  (day four)

Jesus was teaching His disciples to pray.  As was His custom, He used parables to drive home the point.  This week’s parable uses a contrast to paint the picture of prayer.  Jesus is not advocating asking over and over until God is worn down…He is saying if this friend will finally respond to the need, how much more will the loving Father answer our prayer.  God stands ready in His love and mercy to pour out His Spirit upon us.

How has God answered prayer for you recently?  Have you stopped to thank Him for His answers?  We may still remain consistent and persistent in prayer, but we learn to recognize when God has given His answer.  We have a hymn in our hymnal that was written nearly one hundred years ago.  The chorus sings:

Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.
(Hymn #644)

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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