Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Praise week - Wednesday

Are you finding that as we focus on praise this week, you find more opportunities to thank God for His blessings?
I sure am!
I'd like to focus today on praising Him for answered prayer, and for His faithfulness to hear our cries.

There are so many wonderful verses about prayer; some of them are so familiar to us:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (I John 5:14)
Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. (Jeremiah 29:12)
You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. (John 15:16) 
As I wrote on Monday, I'm a testimony to the fact that He answers our prayers. Yes, sometimes the answer is "No, that's not good for you." Or sometimes it might be "Yes, but not yet."

But what peace we have, when we focus on Him, instead of our troubles! Let's praise Him today for His faithfulness in answering our prayers and giving us His peace.


Cathy said...

I too am an example of a person who can give testimony to answered prayer. It’s important to look back in our lives and remember occasions when the Lord has heard and answered. It gives us strength to hang on for the next time we are waiting on the Lord for an answer to prayer.

Katie Isabella said...

I am also one who can testify to answered prayer and as you point out..our prayer IS heard. He chooses how it will be answered; but I have learned only in the past few years that I was making the decision HOW it should be answered. I realized how mitten I was and I have now done what I should have been doing all the time...watching, waiting and praying unceasingly.