Does God Really Hear Me When I Pray?

When my college senior was only 14 years old, we had the most amazing conversation about prayer

Honestly, Emily has always been a very curious girl, and her questions about prayer were no different.  Here's what she asked:

Does God really hear me when I pray?

How does God answer my prayers?

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@@Have you ever wondered how God responds to our prayers?@@ 

Does He hear and how does He answer?

That's what today's post is all about. Join us as we uncover (4) four distinct ways that God may respond to our prayers. This is Part One in a two-part series, and it's filled with practical information, Bible verses, stories, illustrations, and quotes to fortify your prayer life and increase your faith.

Maybe you have also pondered some of these same types of questions about prayer.

Possibly you have--like my daughter--wondered about prayer and the way that God works.

In today's post, I thought I'd share with you some of the answers that I gave to my daughter so many years ago. This is going to take two weeks; today's post is Part One.

My prayer is that these answers might encourage, instruct, and equip you in your walk with the Lord.

For the rest of the post, please join me at my friend Melanie Redd's site today.

Read the rest HERE

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Join us as we take a clear and practical look at some of the most basic and essential tenants of the Christian life – the doctrines of the faith.  

Each week, we will highlight and explain a core doctrine. Then, we will pose the question, “Why does this matter to you and me?” 

You can catch all of this year’s “Delight in Doctrine” posts by clicking HERE.  

For the purposes of the study, our main texts will be first, the Bible, of course, and Wayne Grudem’s classic, Systematic Theology:  An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine.   

It is our prayer that by the end of 2017, we will all find more delight in understanding what we believe and why we believe it.  

“…And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 (ESV)

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Linking up with Deb Wolf at #faithandfriends (Friday), #GraceandTruth (Friday), Holly Gerth at #coffeeforyourheart (Wednesday),Sherry at #homesweethome (Thursday), Susanne Eller at #livefreeThursday, Kelly at #RaRalinkup (Tuesday), and Lori at #Momentsofhope (Monday)