Prayers Matter to God

God delights in hearing your prayers!  We can’t even get the plumber to call us back, so why would God listen to our prayers?  Your prayers matter to God because you matter to God.  You aren’t just anybody, you are his child.

When God saved you, he enlisted you.  He gave not only forgiveness for your past but also authority in the present and a role in the future.  This life is on-the-job training for eternity.  “If we endure, we will also reign with him” (2 Timothy 2:12).

When you, as God’s child, seek to honor the family business, God hears your requests.  Will God do what you ask?  Perhaps.  Or perhaps he will do more than you imagined.  He knows what is best.  Stand firmly on this promise–

When a believing person prays, great things happen” (James 5:16).

And because God’s promises are unbreakable our hope is unshakable!

By Max Lucado
Read more at Unshakable Hope
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