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Answered Prayers

Monday, 28 March 2005 12:00 AM

Write down these prayer requests. And keep doing so as you remember more and more the things you asked God for.

As you wrap up your list take a good, hard look. It is likely that you will discover one of the keys to a happy life right in front of you: Most of your prayers

This little review is a wonderful way to demonstrate this most basic tool of life: Prayer works

Just two days ago, in talking with an old college friend, an unmarried woman, she mentioned that she had never married, despite three engagements, but she so very, very much still wanted to be married.

My response was simple. "You must pray daily – and ask God simply, honestly and openly to bring the right man to marry into your life when the time is right. Period. If you do this, God will indeed answer that prayer – in His own time. Guaranteed. It

She was stunned and almost speechless on the phone. She stammered a bit and replied: "Really? You think so? You've given me such hope!"

Since that phone call, it has hit me how many millions of people ‘missed the lesson of prayer' somewhere along the way in life.

Without prayer there really is no happiness in life. Sure, there can be tremendous material gain and competitive success without prayer or faith. But really, what does that buy you?

As the Beatles sang, money "can't buy you love."

But prayer can – and will.

And so, too, will prayer help us in the most dire of circumstances: the failing health of a close relative, the loss of a job, the despair of a wrong turn in life, a lost love or any other awful dilemma.

And yet so many people don't practice prayer – or do not know how to.

Here is the key: Speak to God as a child speaks – simply, directly and not complicatedly. You don't have to recite a written prayer, although you can if you choose. Just speak to God as the Father He is and ask for what you want.

This prayer must be from the heart – and for something you

Don't pray for trivial junk that by tomorrow you won't care about anyway; pray for the things that touch your heart. And for things that persist in your soul, the things that matter in your life.

And you can also pray for guidance in decisions where you are confused.

Remember this: There

If you don't ask, you won't receive.

But if you do ask, you

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