On Your List a Long Time
Do you have something you’ve been asking from God for a very long time?
It’s likely we all do.
Sometimes we quit asking when we don’t see answers. But God’s patience outlasts ours.
The prayers we once asked are never forgotten by God.
Our prayers don’t have expiration dates.
I’ve seen prayers answered this week that had been prayed for years. I can’t explain the timing now. But I recognize God’s fingerprints on the gift.
And I’m so grateful.
Even though there are some prayers we may never see answered in our lifetime, God still has them on file, in the forefront of his mind, waiting for his perfect timing.
I don’t understand how it works. I don’t understand how he works. Or when or where or why.
But I know that God does move. Sometimes at our invitation in the moment. We see the answer and cross the request off our list.
And other times God answers at our invitation from years ago. The request can remain even long after we’re gone.
Moral of the story: Keep making requests.
Your prayers can outlive you.
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Our featured post this week is one you might relate to. Bev Rihtarchik wrote “Deathless Prayers” about praying for a stray child.
“His amazing strength is able to pursue my children long after my own is gone. Because of His faithfulness, the prayers I’ve placed before my Father’s throne will still be there, waiting to be answered in His perfect will and His perfect way.”
She quotes E.M. Bounds, “Prayers are deathless….Prayers outlive the lives of those that uttered them.”
I’m glad prayers are deathless.
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