Matthew 6:9-13 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
As a small child I was taught the importance of prayer. My grandmother made sure I said my prayers every night at bedtime and she taught me the prayer we call, The Lord’s Prayer.
Since those more simplistic days of my life, I have learned the value of prayer and, I have also learned there is one of three responses from our Lord: 1. Yes, 2. No, 3 Wait. As ambitious people, we don’t like waiting on the Lord for His answer.
It’s when we become anxious and make the decision without His response to later say: God doesn’t answer prayer and He most certainly doesn’t care for my needs. If you are going to take the time to ask Him for help and assistance in making a decision, then wait on His answer.
Granted, the answer may not be what you were expecting but, it will be the correct answer. As many of you may know, I own a coffee and tea business, I can tell you that without prayer I would not be able to do what I do.
J. L. Kraft, who founded the cheese company, said that he built his company in its early days through prayer plus hard work. It was pretty much a one man business. Mr. Kraft would do his deliveries and pick up supplies with a horse-drawn wagon. His horse, named Paddy, would listen as Kraft would talk out loud.