Answered Prayer

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Not in great things only do we prove that God answers prayer. One Christian told this little story: "When I was in the Navy my ship was once anchored in Table Bay. We landed each day to practice shooting on the mountainside, and on one of these times I lost my favorite knife. The ground was so rough, and the path I had taken so winding and uncertain, that to look for it appeared useless. I did look, but with no success at all.
"Going back on board I happened to mention the loss, when one of the men tauntingly said, 'You had better ask your Father about it,' and the other men around burst into laughter.
"I felt that, simple though it was, I could pray about it, realizing that the answer would be a real testimony to these men. So I did pray that I might be directed to where the knife was.
"Nearly a month went by and the last day for shooting arrived. On my way I unconsciously turned down a bypath. Along this trail in a most unlikely place I saw, lying at my feet, the lost knife. My prayer had been answered; I could show my shipmates the proof that God delights to hear the prayer of His children."
Prayer is so simple. It is counting on God to meet a felt need, and the more we avail ourselves of this wonderful privilege, the more our confidence in God will be strengthened.
Call upon Me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify Me. (Psa. 50:1515And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. (Psalm 50:15).)