How God Answers Prayer by Ken Trivette

How God Answers Prayer
Ken Trivette
Psalm 65:2

a) Dictated by the Will of God
b) Demanded by the Want of Man
a) He Wants Us to Be Persistent
b) He Wants Us to Be Patient
a) For Our Good
b) For God’s Glory
a) Our Protection
b) Our Direction
c) Our Correction

One Sunday morning, Dr. George W. Truett took the following verse as his text for his message: "If two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 18:19). Having quoted his text, Dr. Truett asked: "Do you believe it?"

Of course he did not expect an answer, but he paused for a moment that his question might be understood. A very poor member of the congregation rose to her feet and said, "I believe it, pastor, and I want you to claim that promise with me."

"It staggered me," said Truett. "I knew I did not have the faith to claim the promise, but before I had time to answer, a big, burly blacksmith in the congregation rose to his feet; ‘I’ll claim that promise with you, Auntie,’ he said, and together the two, the poor washer-woman and the blacksmith, dropped to their knees in the aisle and poured out their hearts in prayer for the salvation of the woman’s husband."

Now it happened that this man was a riverboat captain on the Rio Grande, a swearing, foul-mouthed drunken sot, and he was at that moment sleeping off a drink at home. That night, for the first time in many years at least, the old riverboat captain was in the church and while the pastor preached the woman prayed, not for the salvation of her husband, rather she was thanking God for it, for she seemed to know it would happen that night. And of course, when the invitation was given, this old foul-mouthed captain came to give his heart to the Lord, and he became one of the most dependable and faithful workers in that church.

Do you believe th ...

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