Here's a little story that reminds us of the power of prayer!!
She hurried to the pharmacy to get medication, got back to her car and found that she had locked her keys inside.
The woman found an old rusty coat hanger left on the ground. She looked at it and said, "I don't know how to use this."
She bowed her head and asked God to send her some HELP. Within 5 minutes a beat-up old motorcycle pulled up, driven by a gruff bearded man who was wearing an old biker skull rag. He got off of his cycle and asked if he could help.
She said: "Yes, my daughter is sick. I’ve locked my keys in my car. I must get home. Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?"
He said, "Sure." He walked over to the car, and in less than a minute the car was open.
She hugged the man and through tears said, "Thank You God for sending me such a very nice man."
The man heard her little prayer and replied, "Lady, I am NOT a nice man. I just got out of PRISON yesterday; I was in prison for car theft."
The woman hugged the man again sobbing, "Oh, thank you, God! You even sent me a Professional!" Is GOD great or what?
Matthew 6:8 says, ". . . your Father knows what you need before you ask Him".
Isn't it awesome - God KNOWS our needs before we even ASK!!! It continues to amaze me that God not only "knows" - He "knows" what is "best", what is "available", even "how" things will come to pass - God knows our needs and He knows how He is going to answer our prayers in advance of our human utterances. And the best part . . . just as the lady in the story said, "God even sent a 'professional' to answer her pray"!!! You can't beat that, can you?!
Take a few minutes and stop to reflect on the answers to some of your prayers. It's easy to set those answers aside and as the days, weeks, and months go by we sometimes put them out-of-sight / out-of-mind! But let's stake stock and "remember" how blessed we really are - both in the little answers and, of course, in the big answers to our prayers.
P.S. Don't forget to thank God when he answers our prayers!!