Have you ever wondered if you were just wasting your time when you were praying? Has it ever felt like the prayers you were praying didn’t get much higher than your living room ceiling? Does God really listen to us when we pray? This is not a new question. David asked in Psalm 13, “How long O lord? Will you forget me forever?”
God DOES hear. Our prayers are really an admission that we can’t do for ourselves what we need – we must have God’s help. Even though God may delay in his response or answer in some way we didn’t expect or desire, he is tenderly disposed to hear our cries and help us just like a loving mother hears and responds to the cries of her baby.
Sometimes God’s answer is so startling that it shocks us back into the place he wants us to be – that place of assurance that he has always been listening and has already designed an answer that perfectly fits the situation in every way.
So, don’t stop praying for the Czech people. We have seen beautiful evidence of God’s work in several hearts these past two weeks. Some have been slowly awakened to the reality of Jesus’ love; others have begun to seek him. They all need our prayers.