God Hears Our Petitions
God has indeed heard our petitions and answered many of our prayers.
I would like to share with you some thoughts on the readings in 2 Kings 20. This chapter affirms that we should take advantage of God’s allowing us to talk to Him through prayer.
God instructs Isaiah,
It’s comforting to hear God Himself say, “I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears,” isn’t it? Let’s think for a moment of any reason in our lives when we have resisted praying to God over our needs, fears, illnesses, and most of all our sins! He hasn’t responded to you directly or sent someone to tell you that He heard your prayer. However, He has indeed heard our petitions and answered many of our prayers.
Hezekiah’s health is restored, and God adds fifteen years to his life. That, of course, can’t compare to the eternal life that awaits us at the Lord’s return. But to make our prayers effective, we should strive to be righteous, like Hezekiah.
May God always hear our prayers whenever we reach out to Him.
Ndisi Ecclesia, Kenya