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TODAY’S MEDITATION – Do you really believe you will receive what you pray for? (Mark 11:24)

Today’s verse says “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” My brother, my sister, do you really, deeply, sincerely believe that you will receive what you are asking for in prayer? You see, many of our prayers remain unanswered also because we doubt the outcome of what we hope for. Faith like a child is what we miss most of the time: Call children and tell them an unexpected visitor just brought them sweets, their first reflex is joy, even if they have not seen that person or those sweets. Now, how would you react if you are told the same thing? Certainly with a frowning, inquisitive or doubtful face isn’t it? Then today you understand why Jesus says: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 18:3). Now, let’s move to prayer. My friend, it is exactly the same: most people pray but still doubt about the answer to their prayers just like when Peter was in prison. The Bible says: “So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him” (Acts 12:5). But, When a servant saw him and told those who were gathered to pray for him that he was at the door (Acts 12:14), they did not believe her: “You’re out of your mind, they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished” (Acts 12:15-16). Yes, my friend, the Lord answers our prayers, even as we pray. The problem sometimes is that when the answer arrives at our door, we don’t believe it. Yes, we should be people of faith who believe that God answers the prayers of those who seek His will. So, whenever you pray, believe you will get the answer, and when it comes, don’t be surprised… be thankful! Stay blessed in Jesus’ name. [facebook] [retweet]