Focal passage: Daniel 2:13-21, 26-28a
God loves it when His people fervently pray. Throughout Christian history, God has been faithful at answering the prayers of His children. Just as we have seen in the Book of Daniel, God always meets the need (according to His wisdom) of those who diligently seek Him.
We should note that God’s faithfulness is not limited to those just in the Bible. One of the great missionaries of our time is Helen Roseveare. She was a missionary to Zaire (now known as The Democratic Republic of the Congo). You can find information about her powerful testimony on the Internet and in her book, Give Me this Mountain.
She also wrote Living Faith, where she gave a powerful testimony of answered prayer.
She said, “A mother at our mission station died after giving birth to a premature baby. We tried to improvise an incubator to keep the infant alive, but the only hot water bottle we had was beyond repair. So we asked the children to pray for the baby and for her sister.
One of the girls responded: ‘Dear God, please send a hot water bottle today. Tomorrow will be too late because by then the baby will be dead. And dear Lord, send a doll for the sister so she won’t feel so lonely.’
That afternoon a large package arrived from England. The children watched eagerly as we opened it.
Much to their surprise, under some clothing was a hot water bottle! Immediately the girl who had prayed so earnestly started to dig deeper, exclaiming, ‘If God sent that, I’m sure He also sent a doll!’ And she was right!
The heavenly Father knew in advance of that child’s sincere requests, and five months earlier He had led a ladies’ group to include both of those specific articles.”
When I read the scriptures and hear stories of God’s faithfulness in lives of His people it inspires me to become a greater person of prayer. How about you? I hope we can all make a fresh commitment to be fervent in prayer. I believe God is eager to display His glory through us.