If only Men can Pray, God always answers.

by Dr. Olayinka O. Ojo

Where there Is a Man to Pray, there Is a God to Answer.

I John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

How much confidence do you have in your prayers? When you pray, do you expect an answer? You should. God hears and answers prayer.

I remembered some years ago; I had a very strong heart palpitation; it was so strong that I heard my heart beating when I was sleeping. I was worried and went to the hospital to do a medical check-up. The doctors did ACG and every test necessary to discover what was wrong, and they found nothing. Before I went to the hospital, I thought that by the time I came back, I would get answers to the heart palpitation. However, after I came back, I had no choice but to look up and build my confidence in God and ask him for healing. With this confidence, I got my healing. The heart palpitation was gone completely. God had answered our prayers supernaturally!

Listen to what Jesus said:

“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, it will be opened. Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:7-11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)

In these verses, Jesus pleads with us to pray. In fact, one version translates His plea this way: “Ask, I ask you to ask. Seek, I beseech you to seek. Knock, I urge you to knock.” He is actually begging you to ask because He wants so much to help you. Elsewhere, He says men ought always to pray and not faint.

And do not let the devil deceive you into thinking that God will hear others, but not you. God loves all His children equally. And qualifies all of us the same way–by the blood of Jesus!

We must note that each and every promise of God is built upon four foundations, namely, God’s righteousness, God’s holiness, God’s grace, and God’s truth. God’s righteousness keeps Him from being unfaithful; God’s holiness keeps him from being deceitful; God’s grace, from being forgetful; and God’s truth, from being changeful.

Child of God, all you need to get your prayers answered are the love of God and the blood of Jesus. And that you have. So pray, believe, and then go on praying. Why? Because where there is a man to pray, there is a God to answer!