Have you ever unconsciously (or consciously) told God, “prayer doesn’t matter.“ I wonder how many times I’ve done that?

This morning, for example, I prayed that God would protect our low lying house from a possible flood from the creek that frequently overflows it’s banks 150’ from our house.

Dramatically, about 2 pm, the sun popped out and I heard myself saying, “I guess I didn’t really need to pray for that after all.”

Instantly the Holy Spirit reminded me that I asked our Father to specifically keep my house safe!


The point is: do I really believe in what I’m praying & saying to God?

Maybe it’s not so much a question of how big & able He is to answer my request as it is an example of how little faith I put in His immense pleasure to answer my prayers.


Consider what God says:

“God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” 2 Corinthians 9:8

“Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6

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