God Answers Prayer


I know not by what methods rare,
But this I know – God answers prayer,
I know not when He sends the word
That tells us fervent prayer is heard.
I know it cometh — soon or late:
Therefore we need to pray and wait.
I know not if the blessing sought
Will come in just the way I thought.
I leave my prayers with Him alone,
Whose will is wiser than my own.

Lord let me capture the pure spirit of a loving child when I speak Your name.
Let me pray as a child prays, asking little for myself, much for other souls and for Your beautiful world.
Protect me, sleeping and waking, from evil.
Lead me by the hand to good works.
Let me praise You in simple words and in glorious silence through all the days and the nights of my life.

— Author Unknown