Each of us should carry a thankful heart for every “yes”
we receive from God as an answer to prayer.
We can also be thankful He doesn’t say “yes” to prayers
that are not in agreement with His will—
prayers that are based on our wisdom and not on His;
that would bring leanness to our souls;
that would put us in the wrong place;
that would make us ineffective;
that would bring us into wrong relationships;
that would cause our hearts to cool;
that would keep us from His highest
and rob us of His best.
~ Roy Lessin
I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know, God answers prayer.
I know He gives His pledged word
Which tells me prayer is always heard,
And will be answered soon or late,
Though often it is hard to wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought;
I leave my prayer with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own,
Assured that He will grant my quest,
Or send an answer far more blest.
And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us. 1 John 5:14 AMP