“Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.”
So often, our prayers seem to go unheard or unanswered. And we wonder whether this scripture is really true.
But prayer is never wasted…
In the very act of praying we receive something from God. It may not be exactly what we’re looking for now, but God makes sure we do not leave empty handed, and in His own time He gives us what we need.
We leave each time of prayer with an increase of faith, hope and love, which is the consolation of God. No time of prayer is wasted; all prayer is in the service of love, and prayer increases within us our capacity to love.
Dear God, remind me that You are sovereign and know eternally more than I ever will. Remind me each time I pray that whilst I may not get everything I want, I do get something. And for that reason I must be grateful and must end each prayer with Thanksgiving. Thank You Jesus. Amen.