Friday, February 26, 2010
How to Pray: Prayers That Get Answered
Have you ever known someone who really trusts God? When I was an atheist, I had a good friend who prayed often. She would tell me every week about something she was trusting God to take care of. And every week I would see God do somethingunusual to answer her prayer. Do you know how difficult it is for anatheist to observe this week after week? After a while, "coincidence" begins to sound like a very weak argument.So why would God answer my friend's prayers? The biggest reason is that she had a relationship with God. She wanted to follow God.And she actually listened to what he said. In her mind, God had the right to direct her in life, and she welcomed him doing just that! When she prayed for things, it was a natural part of her relationship with God. She felt very comfortable coming to God with her needs, her concerns, and whatever issues were current in her life. Furthermore, she was convinced, from what she read in the Bible,that God wanted her to rely on him like that.