Pray Anyway

“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” – (Matthew 21:22)

Prayer is the power of God in action;  it is not some sort of magical wish upon a star phenomenon.  However, in order for prayer to be effective, our heart must be aligned with our Heavenly Father’s.  Our requests must be in synch with the principles of God’s kingdom.  The more in tune we are with God and His will, the more likely we are to make good and pleasing requests.  God does not answer prayers that would hurt people, nor does He do things to go against His own nature or will.

What about the times that prayers seem to go unanswered, or do not turn out as we had hoped?  I anticipate this very loaded question may be meandering through your mind, as most of us have heartfelt prayers that we have earnestly prayed, that seemed to go unanswered.  How do we reconcile the disappointment, when we trusted and believed that He would answer?  What I have learned, and am still learning, is that believing and trusting Him and His character first, must be my priority.  His answers do not always come in the package I anticipate.  Though I ask for one thing, He may have other plans for my life or the life of another.  God, being the Divine Creator of ALL, knows best, and I have to trust that His ways and His plans are far better than my own, even if it means temporary heartache here.  I know that He is good.  I know that He loves me with an everlasting love.  I know that He has plans to prosper me and not to harm me, and that He has a hope and a future for me.  At times, that has to be enough.

In faith, we must ask,Pray Anyway

trust God and believe;

for it is through Christ,

we now may receive.

All hope comes from Him,

our soon Coming King;

Lover of our souls,

our praises we bring.

May we come to know,

Your faithfulness, God;

as we pray to You,

and on Thy path, trod.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are faithful to hear our prayers.  Thank You that You answer that which we ask, as we earnestly seek You and Your will.  Thank You that though answers do not always appear in the form that we might hope for, You are forever faithful, and always have our best in mind.  Thank You that those who do not receive their healing on earth, are whole and in perfect health in Your presence now.  Thank You that Your love for each of Your created, is far greater than our own, and You know what is best, even when we want other than what has been done.  Forgive us for our frustrations and doubts, and help us to place our heart in Your hands, trusting You with all things, knowing that You hear us, and love us.  May we live each day as love and light to all those around us, and may many come to know the saving grace that is only found in You.  Thank You that You are so very good.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.


  1. I definitely know the feeling of prayers going unanswered. I believe it builds my faith to whether I would trust Him or doubt what has not been seen by my own eyes. When He answers, it is confirmation that He is able and will deliver, just not my way. When He doesn’t answer it teaches me patience. Not to be anxious in self. I think you understand God just is!

    Trust, Faith, Obedience, and Prayer are my tools to receive His many blessings.


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