Every so often I like to re-read a short book written by Chuck Smith, Effective Prayer Life, that helps me put prayer back into perspective. Especially in tough times it is east to feel like our prayers aren’t being heard but the truth of the matter God hears every word and knows all that is going on. Here is a short paragraph from page 84 that I found very helpful.
Jesus said, ” men ought to always pray, and not to faint” (Luke 18:1). Why then are so many people losing heart and never praying? I hear people say, “I don’t know what I am going to do! I don’t know where to turn.” They’re fainting. Learn of God’s grace through prayer. Learn to turn every situation over to God so your life might be strengthened by his hand upon you.
Pastor Chuck has been around for a long time and from what I have heard him say and the books I’ve read of his I really feel God has touched his heart and granted him more wisdom than I will ever know. If you get a chance I highly recommend reading some of his books. Start with Effective Prayer Life