Is God Listening to My Prayers?

“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.” Psalm 145:18-19

As a camper I would get so excited when I received the name and address of my pen pal. Writing letters is one of my favorite activities, but receiving letters is even more exciting. Back in my day as a young camper we didn’t have Facebook and I didn’t have a cell phone, so writing letters was the only form of communication I would have with my pen pal.

After opening the letter from camp that contained my pen pal’s name I quickly ran upstairs and wrote my first letter. In the letter I told my pen pal a little about myself and what activities I was planning to take this year at camp. I sealed the envelope, wrote the address, placed the stamp and then ran the letter out to the mailbox. Then days started to pass and I heard nothing from my pen pal. The days became weeks and then the weeks became months. I had then decided that maybe my pen pal never received the letter or it got lost in the mail.

This is how we can feel about our prayers. When we do not receive an immediate response we become inpatient and think that God is not listening to us. I thought that my pen pal did not hear me and I know there are times when I think God does not hear me. However, this verse in the book of Psalm reassures us that God does hear our prayers, He hears our cries and hears our praises.

Back to my pen pal, turns out she did get the letter, just did not write back, but she is now one of my best friends. She had received and read my letter, but her response did not come until must later. So be assured that God hears your prayers, and continue to offer up your prayers to Him.

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