Christian Devotions
By Ross Freeman

Patience When Praying

1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.
2 How long, O you sons of men,
Will you turn my glory to shame?
How long will you love worthlessness
And seek falsehood? Selah
3 But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly;
The LORD will hear when I call to Him.
4 Be angry, and do not sin.
Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah
5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,
And put your trust in the LORD.
6 There are many who say,
“Who will show us any good?”
LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.
7 You have put gladness in my heart,
More than in the season that their grain and wine increased.
8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep;
For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:1-8 NKJ)

Patience when praying to God is a must, God hears and answers every prayer, not when we want Him to answer it, but in His perfect timing. Always remember God only has three answers to prayer: yes, no and wait. Faith is a must when requesting anything from God. If you don’t believe you won’t receive it!

We must never forget to thank God for His provision, but continually thank and praise Him for the things He has done and the things He has brought us through.

He does not require a sacrifice or the blood of animals for us to get answers to prayer. Jesus has already done the sacrificing and shed His blood so that we can now go to God boldly and confidently because we have a relationship with Him, knowing He will never turn us away.

In the answer to prayer we must always do the will of God and not our own agendas, not the way we see it, but the way God requires it.

Prayer does not change God! Prayer pleases God and God changes things.

You cannot alter the will of God, but the man of prayer can discover God’s will.

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