Answered Prayers

In the book of Acts 4:31 it says, “And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.” Acts 2:38-39 states, “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

Saints of God, God is about to answer your prayer. It’s a promise meaning it shall be manifested. Psalms 91:15 reads that, “He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.” “Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;” (Is. 58:9). Is. 65:24 says, “And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”

God will hear and answer your prayer. The requirement for answered prayer is keeping God’s commandments and living a repentant life before Him whilst being obedient to doing what God tells you to do. For example, some of those whose prayer was answered can be found in the Bible where Hanna prayed for a child and received from the Lord. Zacharias prayed for his wife and the Lord answered him, whereas his wife bore him a son. And we all know the story of Abraham, where God promised him also a son in his old age and it was so.

God is in the business of answering his people’s prayers. Just believe, trust and have faith in God and He will do just what He said He will do. Just to show you how awesome our God is, I am sitting at my desk asking God what to say to the people, even me, in this prayer article. He said to me that He is about to manifest our prayers; give an answer to what we’ve been praying for, for so long.

I am a part of a Whatsapp prayer group called “Queen Esther’s Court,” where I check in daily to see if anyone is in need of prayer or if anyone has a praise report, which we always have and behold one of our prayer warriors sent a quote to the group saying, “Devote yourselves to Prayer.” Col. 4:2 (NLT) declares, “ Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.”

In 1964, Communist Simba rebels besieged the town of Bunia in Zaire. They arrested and executed many citizens. A pastor by the name of Zebedayo Idu was one of their victims. They sentenced him to death before a firing squad and placed him in jail for the night. The next morning he and a large number of prisoners were herded onto a truck and driven to a public place for execution. With no explanation, the officials told the prisoners to line up and number off one-two, one-two, one-two. The ones were placed in front of the firing squad, and the two’s were taken back to the prison. Pastor Idu was among those who were spared. Back in their jail cells, the prisoners could hear the sound of gunfire. The Pastor took advantage of the dramatic moment to share the story of Jesus and the hope of heaven. Eight of the prisoners gave their lives to Christ that day. About the time Pastor Idu finished sharing, an excited messenger came to the door with a release order. The Pastor had been arrested by mistake and was free to leave. He said goodbye to the prisoners and hurried to his home next to the chapel. There, he discovered a crowd of believers who were praying for his release. When they saw the answer to their prayer walk through the door, their prayer service turned into a praise service.

The same God who kept and answered the prayer of the people for the Pastor, the same God who saved Peter from execution that heard the prayer of the saints and answered is the same God of yesterday, today and forevermore. He is still listening and ready to answer your prayer today.

Let us Pray: Thank you Father for hearing and answering our prayers. Help us to be patient in waiting while continuing to bring glory, honor and praise to your name. Also help us with our faith, strengthen us where we fall weak; may we walk by faith and not by sight in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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