I have felt prompted to share this the last few days from my personal journal:
"We keep a prayer journal under the premise 'Ye have not because ye ask not'. We write the request down with the date and then we write the day the prayer was answered. Some prayers are answered almost right away. A lot of prayer requests are still 'pending' but MOST requests are answered after an entire year (that can seem like a very long time).
All this to say, DO NOT GIVE UP! Keep praying and trusting God because He truly answers prayers. I think it is simple for Him to do it but it also is a very complex part of Him we will truly never understand but our hope births the faith that is sometimes needed for the answered prayers. I wish He answered all of my requests sooner but I have learned so much while in His waiting room. God is refining me for Him through the waiting...
Keeping a prayer journal has been really neat because the children can literally see God working 'on paper' if you will. They see God will work immediately on our behalf and also through a longer process. I found the 'emergency' prayers were mostly answered right away but the 'wants prayers' were answered in 7-13 months.
Interesting to say the least! God is good..." Angela Kuncaitis September 2012
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