Why Pray if you do not Believe God Answers?

Dear God, please allow all of us to have total control over our emotions. Please do not allow us to let sin gain control over us. Let us cling to the power  you have given to us through the Holy Spirit and open up our spiritual ears and enable get into alignment with your plan for our circumstances and situations because we are only victorious through you my Lord. Thank you for self-control…

 Why is it that some of us, when we pray for something, and when it comes to pass, we are so surprised and still do not seem to really believe our prayers has been answered. Well a good of this is the Christian folks praying earnestly for Peter not to go before King Herod Agrippa. Listen to Acts 12:11-15… Peter finally came to his senses. “It’s really true!” he said. “The Lord has sent his angel and saved me from Herod and from what the Jewish leaders had planned to do to me!”

When he realized this, he went to the home of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many were gathered for prayer. He knocked at the door in the gate, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to open it. When she recognized Peter’s voice, she was so overjoyed that, instead of opening the door, she ran back inside and “You’re out of your mind!” they said. When she insisted, they decided, “It must be his angel. (See Acts 12:5 where they had been praying for Peters freedom)

You see how the saints did not actually believe what they were praying for. Brothers and sisters, what is the use of praying if we do not believe that God will answer?  Deut. 4:31 reminds us: For the LORD your God is a merciful God; he will not abandon you or destroy you or forget the solemn covenant he made with your ancestors.


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