Her story was intended to encourage prayer, but it discouraged me. It seemed God answered all her prayers. Doubt crept in.
Some of my most fervent, persistent prayers have not been answered.
The next day I was substitute teaching. The students were completing a project but we could not find the work they had done. We looked everywhere. I breathed a silent prayer, and immediately found what we were looking for. God heard me!
He hears you.
Will he not answer all our prayers in a way that brings Him glory?
We should always pray and not give up (Luke 18:1).
My favorite bookmark went missing. I prayed and looked everywhere but did not find it.
A week later I misplaced my phone. I prayed, and found the bookmark and my phone in the very first place I looked.
Always pray. Do not give up (from Luke 18:1). You never know when God will answer your prayer.
Jesus told his disciples . . . that they should always pray and not give up (Luke 18:1).
“To someone who prays in faith, unanswered prayers are simply the evidence that the answer is much closer.”*
*L.B.Cowman, Streams in the Desert, p.39.
Wait for the Lord;
and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
Always pray. Never give up.
Jesus said, “Always pray. Do not lose heart (from Luke 18:1).”
Keep praying. Never leave off praying until you get it, until prayer is lost in praise.*
*adapted from Geo. S. Fisher, Unceasing Prayer.