The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer.
The greatest answer to prayer is that I am brought into a perfect understanding with God, and that alters my view of actual things.
God will either give you what you ask, or something far better.
Suppose that we believers in the Lord Jesus make our requests to God. Suppose also that, as far as we can honestly judge, the obtaining of our requests would be for our spiritual good and for the honor of God. We must then continue in prayer until the blessing is given to us. Furthermore, we have to believe that God does hear us and will answer our prayers. Frequently we fail in not continuing in prayer until the blessing is obtained and in not expecting the blessing. As assuredly as any individual uses these points, so assuredly will his requests be granted.
I have joyfully dedicated my whole life to the object of exemplifying how much may be accomplished by prayer and faith.
When a man’s mouth is thus opened, God’s ears are never closed. When the penitent is talking the Savior is listening.
We may expect answers to prayer, and should not be easy without them any more than we should be if we had written a letter to a friend upon important business, and had received no reply.
In spiritual things, when God has raised a desire, He always gratifies it; hence the longing is prophetic of the blessing. In no case is the desire of the living thing excited to produce distress, but in order that it may seek and find satisfaction.
Answers to prayer, however, do not depend upon our feelings, but upon the trustworthiness of the Promiser.
To call it wonderful is to show our want of faith. It is natural to God to answer prayer: normal, not extraordinary.
It is only when whatsoever we do is done in His name that He will do whatsoever we ask in His name.
God’s answer to prayer may be “Yes,” or it may be “No.” It may be “Wait,” for it may be that He plans a much larger blessing than we imagined, and one which involves other lives as well as our own.
It is as natural to Him to answer prayer as it is for us to ask. How He delights to hear our petitions, and how He loves to answer them!
God delights to answer prayer; and He has given us His word that He will answer.
The angel fetched Peter out of prison, but it was prayer that fetched the angel.
God will fill the hungry because He Himself has stirred up the hunger. As in the case of prayer, when God prepares the heart to pray, He prepares His ear to hear (Ps. 10:17). So in the case of spiritual hunger, when God prepares the heart to hunger, He will prepare His hand to fill.