How Does God Answer My Prayers? In THREE WAYS—and Always for Jesus’ Glory

How Does God Answer My Prayers?
In THREE WAYS—and Always for Jesus’ Glory

Do you know that biblical praying is most of all a “spectator sport“? What do I mean?  

Well, have you ever kept a prayer journal? Many Jesus followers do.

A prayer journal is where you write the prayers you offer each day, entering them in the left-hand column. Then, when the answers come, you record the date and how God answered in the right-hand column.

In other words, once you’ve put your requests before the throne of heaven in the name of the King of heaven, for all practical purposes, it is out of your hands. The Father must make the next move. Of course, we might continue to remind him—to persevere in a specific prayer. But essentially, we have to assume the role of a spectator, watching and waiting and learning as the Triune God goes into action—and then coming back to him with thanksgiving and praise.

But does every prayer we offer finally get answered? If it is true to Scripture, if it is based on God’s promises to us and sealed in our Savior, and if it is made above all to exalt Jesus’ name, spread his fame, extend his reign, increase his gain, and ratify his claim—then, absolutely YES!—God will answer your petition.

ALL such prayers WILL be answered. They will be answered in at least two and often three different ways.

Let me show you how. These insights can turn your prayer life into an adventure in your walk with Christ today. Enjoy one of my latest, 35-minute CHRIST TODAY Podcast episodes:

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About the Author

Over the past 40 years, David Bryant has been defined by many as a “messenger of hope” and a “Christ proclaimer” to the Church throughout the world. Formerly a minister-at-large with the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, president of Concerts of Prayer International (COPI), and chairman of America’s National Prayer Committee, David now provides leadership to and Proclaim Hope!, whose mission is to foster and serve Christ-awakening movements. Order his widely read books at Enjoy his regular CHRIST TODAY podcast.

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