Every one of us, at one time or another, has earnestly prayed for or about something and we thought that God would never answer — but He did.
In the New Testament we find the importance of prayer, with the greatest example being the model prayer Jesus gave us as recorded in Matthew 6:9-13. And when Jesus, in the form of man, was facing His crucifixion, He went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray to His heavenly Father in His time of anguish. Matthew Henry writes, “In answer to His prayer, God provided that He should not fail or be discouraged.”
God does answer prayer. Sometimes He says yes and gives us what we ask for, even more and better than expected. But, sometimes the answer is no, for He knows that what we ask for isn’t good for us. Sometimes God’s answer is wait. He wants to teach us patience and trust. Whatever He does, it is for our benefit and blesssing. Pray, God is listening! He answers prayer.