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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Prayers in the Bible: Not believing we've been answered has a long tradition

Acts 12:12 Thinking about that, he came to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose surname was Mark, where many were gathered together and were praying. 13 When Peter knocked at the door of the gate, a maid named Rhoda came to answer. 14 When she recognized Peter’s voice, she didn’t open the gate for joy, but ran in, and reported that Peter was standing in front of the gate. 15 They said to her, “You are crazy!” But she insisted that it was so. They said, “It is his angel.” (World English Bible)

Apparently Rhoda believed, but James and John, and Mary, and whoever else was there, didn't. How like us!

This is part of a series on prayers in the Bible. The previous post is here. Thanks for reading. God can, and does, answer prayer. Praise Him!

4 comments:

Pilgrim said...

That is a greatvreminder.

Martin LaBar said...

Thanks, Pilgrim.

i am Grateful... Kerry i am. said...

What joy Rhoda must have sensed, hearing the prayers going up in the next room and seeing the answer at the door. WOW!

Martin LaBar said...

Yes, she must have.

Thanks, Kerry i am.