You have heard them say that prayer works. But you are not sure what exactly that means because you can’t remember the last prayer you said that got an answer! Well, maybe this is exactly what is missing.
You see, it is not enough to just pray. There are several other factors and conditions that must be met for your prayer to be effective and met with answers. And in most cases, except for the intervention of God Himself, this is the reason many prayers seemingly go unanswered.
“Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.” Acts 12:5
To expect an answer to your prayer is as important as praying itself! I normally say that you should not bother yourself to pray for something if you would not mind if it were not answered. In order words; only say a prayer that you expect an answer to. And be determined enough to keep watch for the manifestation of the answers.
One day after Peter was arrested; the bible tells us that prayer was made without ceasing for him by the church. While they were still praying, an angel of God delivered Peter out of prison and brought him out of the city. When Peter got to the house where they were gathered praying, he knocked and a young girl attended to the door but when she heard Peter’s voice, she ran back to tell everybody out of excitement but look at their response:
“And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.” (Acts 12:15)
Imagine that they couldn’t believe when God delivered the answer to their prayer to their doorstep but they were praying! I am guessing they weren’t expecting such expedited answers. They probably thought they had to pray and fast for an entire week before something would happen but God proved otherwise!
Listen, dear, God can do exceedingly abundantly above all that you can ever ask or imagine. Expect an answer to your prayer today!
PRAYER: Father I thank you for the opportunity to pray and receive answers from you. Banking on your faithfulness, I declare that as I pray, answers are released unto me in Jesus name. Therefore, every situation that seems complex and confusing in my life is reordered in Jesus mighty name.