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Are Your Prayers Answered?

My sister gave me a devotional called Jesus Calling by Sarah Young. It is not in place of reading and studying the Bible but in addition to that. 

Here’s part of the January 11’s entry:

When you bring Me prayer requests, lay out your concerns before Me. Speak to Me candidly; pour out your heart. Then thank Me for the answers that I have set into motion long before you can discern results. When your requests come to mind again, continue to thank Me for the answers that are on the way. If you keep on stating your concerns to Me, you will live in a state of tension. When you thank Me for how I am answering your prayers, your mind-set becomes much more positive. Thankful prayers keep your focus on My presence and My promises.

It's not just a matter of thinking positively, it's believing God will answer your request. 
Tension or living in His presence—you choose.


How would your prayers change if you really believed God had already answered them?
 

I really like this devotional entry, such a much better way to pray than constantly asking and asking. I'm going to copy this to reread for myself. Thanks so much, Sonya, and many prayers for you and your family.

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