Prayers Can’t Be Answered Unless They’re Prayed

Life without purpose is barren indeed.
There can’t be a harvest unless you plant seed.

There can’t be attainment unless there’s a goal,
And man’s but a robot unless there’s a soul.

If we send no ships out, no ships will come in,
And unless there’s a contest, nobody can win.

For games can’t be won unless they are played,
And prayers can’t be answered unless they are prayed.

So whatever is wrong with your life today,
You’ll find a solution if you kneel down and pray.

Not just for pleasure, enjoyment and health,
Not just for honors and prestige and wealth.

But pray for a purpose to make life worth living,
And pray for the joy of unselfish giving.

For prayer is your gladness and blessings from heaven is your reward.
When you make your life’s purpose the choice of the Lord.

So when someone ask you today, “How you doing?”
You should say, “ fine because I prayed.”

© Jeffrey Lee (2006) Used With Permission.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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