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Day 2 Wanting answers to prayers

Updated: Sep 9, 2022

Do you get frustrated that God isn't giving you an answer to your prayers? Wouldn't it be nice if we could have a conversation with Him and know what He wants us to do? Well, you can. The Bible tells us how. Today we continue our "Getting answers to prayer from Day 1".

Many stories in the Bible talk about getting answers with an action. Like we talked about in 1 Samuel and Genesis. In Genesis, we see the story of Abraham and Sarah. This story takes place in Abraham's later years. When it was time to find a wife for his son, Isaac, Eliezer was Abraham's head servant in his home. Abraham didn't want his son to have a Canaanite wife. He was afraid their idolatry would influence Isaac. Abraham wanted a wife for Isaac from his homeland. Eliezer was nervous, but more than anything, he didn't want to let his master down. Here's what he prayed after he arrived in Abraham's native land.

Genesis 24:12-14 (NIV), Then he (Eliezer) prayed, "Lord, you are the God of my master Abraham. Make me successful today. Be kind to my master Abraham. I'm standing beside this spring. The daughters of the people who live in the town are coming out here to get water. I will speak to a young woman. I'll say to her, 'Please lower your jar so I can have a drink.' Suppose she says, 'Have a drink of water, and I'll get some for your camels too.' Then let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. That's how I'll know you have been kind to my master."

You see, God controls everything. He can have people say what He wants them to say or do what He wants them to do; He's God. How often has someone said, "I have no idea why I said that" or "why did I do that?" Well, think about it. There are quite a few scriptures that talk about answering a prayer with an action, like what we read in 1 Samuel and now in Genesis. It wasn't a second later that beautiful Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. He asked for a drink of water, and she gave him some and offered to take care of his camels, too. Just like he had asked God, she did it. Can it be that easy? Sometimes it can. Remembering what we pray for and backing it up with an action is a way to receive an answer to our prayers. It takes a little discernment, but you can do it.

Let's pray,

Dear Heavenly Father, we thank you for your Word. Lord, we know you gave it to us for a reason, and that reason is to pull us closer and have a relationship with you. Thank you for making a way for us to do that. When we remember to call on you first and pay attention to the response, we can do your will, Lord. In Jesus' Holy name, we pray.

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