Thoughts on the Way Home

Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Certainty of Answered Prayer

O You who hear prayer, to You all men come. Psalm 65:2

"There comes often a long and sharp winter between the sowing time of prayer and the reaping. He hears us, indeed, as soon as we pray, but we often do not hear of Him so soon. Prayers are not long on their journey to heaven, but long coming thence in a full answer. Never was faithful prayer lost at sea. No merchant trades with such certainty as the praying saint. Some prayers, indeed, have a longer voyage than others, but then they come with the richer lading at last." William Gurnall