Women who faithfully pray still get sick. Life still disappoints. Children cause grief, husbands lose jobs or much worse, lose interest in marriage.
Yet these women still pray.
By praying, they know, “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old” (Isaiah 63:9).
The Lord is the Creator of the ends of the earth (Isaiah 40:28).
We pray to the God who creates babies, jobs, sunshine, rain, puppies, peanuts, and other things we don’t even know about.
No purpose of God’s can be thwarted (from Job 42:2).
Pray like this: Your will be done (Matthew 6:10).
The Lord has said, “Whatever is under the whole heaven is mine” (Job 41:11).
Pray remembering everything is God’s.
He does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit (Job 37:24).
Pray with heart-deep humility.
Justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate (from Job 37:23).
God’s answers to your prayers will be just and right.
God is great in power (Job 37:23).
When you pray, expect Him to do more than you ask.
God is clothed with awesome majesty (Job 37:22).
Pray with awe-inspired reverence.