And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for. 1 John 5:14-15
It’s one of the questions I have asked over and over for many years: “Why do I continue to pray?” Now that may seem strange. I know we are called to pray, however, I also know that we often expect answers right away. We pray because we expect God to come to our rescue immediately, and we want to see the results of our endless pleas to Him.
But what if we don’t? What if we offer pleas to Him and we don’t see the fruits of this labor? Do we stop?
I have often wanted to. To stop praying for people. Sometimes it’s hurt that drives this desire. Often it’s just because I’m tired of waiting for God to show up. I even have stopped for a time. Stopped pleading with God to break chains and begin to move in those lives. Until he pokes me again to start. Gently reminding me…I may be the only one pleading on their behalf.
I often wonder why God burdens me, until I realize prayer isn’t a burden, it’s a calling. And it’s one He knows I take seriously. He knows I will continue to do so, so he nudges me each time I want to quit. Reminding me of the things for which I should be asking. Those things He has promised to do.
I pray for your healing, that circumstances would change. I pray that the fear inside would flee in Jesus name. I pray that a breakthrough would happen today. I pray miracles over your life in Jesus name. In Jesus name. -Katy Nichole
I pray they turn from wicked ways. Become a good and holy people.
I pray no one would perish.
Because these are all things God desires.
Pray. Even if it hurts. Even if you don’t see the outcome right away, years from now, or in this lifetime. Pray. Because, “since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” 1 John 5:15. He is a promise keeper, and will answer in HIS time.
And I pray, because I like to believe that someone once did pray these very same things for me.