“No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes.”
-Martin Luther


Do we truly believe that God hears our prayers? What’s more, do we believe in the power of prayer and bringing our requests before the Lord? How we pray and how often we pray say a lot about how we view God. I can attest to the fact that my faith is bolstered when God answers a specific request with speed and finality.

But what happens when the answer doesn’t come in a timely fashion or in the way that I personally feel like it should. What if He’s telling me to wait and be obedient? Do I still trust that he knows what’s best for me? Or do I stop praying because the answer didn’t come or that He’s taking too long for my comfort?

I have learned through experience that praying for God’s will to be done in a certain situation is so much greater and much more effective than if I were to try to control the outcome. When we faithfully persevere in prayer, the Lord not only grows our faith but also supplies us with far more than we ask of Him.

Prayer Thoughts for Today

1) Pray and ask God to rid your heart of any misconceptions or past thoughts that hinder you from truly coming to the Lord in prayer.

2) Praise the Lord for answering your requests in accordance with His will and not your own.


Thanks for praying with us!


Clay Elliott



(This prayer blast was originally sent out on August 4, 2016. Please sign up for our regular prayer updates on the home page in the prayer panel at the bottom.)

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