We’ve all petitioned to God, at some point in our lives, for something. Whether we are Christians, who’ve accepted Christ, as Lord and Savior; whether we know Him, intellectually, but not yet in our Spirit; whether we’ve heard of Him, but do not believe/have not yet surrendered ourselves completely to Him, we’ve all cried out. “Oh, my God”,”Lord have Mercy”, “Jesus, take the wheel! (Carrie Underwood)”; my Daddy’s favorite, “Great Day in the Morning! “- just pick one; we’ve said it, or thought it, sincerely, unintentionally, etc. Whether we believe on Him, and His promise to answer, is a very personal choice. It’s also not the point of this particular musing.
God promises to answer prayers throughout His Word. No matter the language, version, or religion, it is the basis of faith; we ask, He hears and answers. In my acknowledged limited, but growing research, here are a few:
Christians– The Holy Bible. Muslims/Islam– The Holy Qu’ran. Jews – The Torah and The Talmud. Hindus – Shreemad Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and Veda.
I believe God to be who he says He is, and that Jesus, The Christ, IS my Savior, the Messiah, and soon coming King.
I can point to the references in The Holy Bible where God promises that He will answer your prayers.
- Philippians 4:6-Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; (7) and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
- Jeremiah 33:3- Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show the great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
- Matthew 21:22 – And all things,whatsoever ye ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
- John 14:14 – If ye ask any thing in my name, I shall do it.