I accepted Christ at the age of 4. Salvation changed my whole life, but oftentimes, I thought God could not or would not hear my prayers. I think a lot of people feel like this from time to time: My prayers are bouncing off the ceiling.
But God does hear my prayers. He hears yours too. I don’t understand the in’s and out’s of God hearing some peoples’ prayers and not others. I think people used to say that God doesn’t hear you if you have unconfessed prayers, but I don’t know that I believe that. Do you?
I remember something C. S. Lewis wrote in his satire The Screwtape Letters. He said, “Never doubt for an instant the efficacy of prayer.”
So I pray for my husband while he works everyday. I pray to God to please, please turn the lives of my family around. I pray that He’ll make me more like Him, because I don’t feel at all like Christ. I pray everyday–or, try to. And my prayers are very often the same day in and day out. It can be frustrating, exhausting. But God said the prayers of His saints are precious, so I keep on doing it. Prayer works. It matters. Somehow, God changes things because of it, (and sometimes not).