We’ve been trying to teach our kids to pray. How to have conversation with God and listen to Him. Luckily, we’ve had a lot of help from their preschool, other friends and family, church life and what not. Our kids do seem to like praying and they are praying, I do believe that.
And well, Levi is on a bit of hot streak right now.
The other night he prayed for Katie’s headache to go away on his way to bed. It did. He got up the next morning so excited to ask Katie if it went away because God told Him it would. It did.
Then he prayed for my truck to stop acting up. It did. I think I should still replace the instrument cluster, but it’s working right now.
This got me thinking as to what I should do next…
And I realized there’s only one primary answer to that.
I should praise God for what He has done.
I don’t understand all of the economics of prayer. I don’t understand all the economics of the Kingdom of God. I know we are told to pray persistently and to never give up (see Luke 15 amongst others), but God is still the one doing the providing. Yes, He answered the prayers of my son. But I shouldn’t get caught up in the fact that Levi did the praying without first realizing that God did the answering!
Everything in me wanted to start naming things for Levi to pray for to see them happen. And I believe Levi has the faith to pray for them right now as he rides this hot streak! But, first I want to teach my son, that His Good Father in Heaven is the one who has done the answering.
Prayer isn’t like playing the slot machine. Where if you open your mouth at just the right time, turn your body the right way, and hop on one foot to the right tune (probably Oceans), then you’ll get what you want.
No, prayer is access to the will of God, and He is the God that wills for things to happen!
What have you seen God answer in your prayer life?