How Can Answered Prayer Help Us?

by Janis Cox


I belong to a few prayer teams. We ask for specific requests and we pray. Sometimes it seems like NOTHING is happening. But we continue, day after day; week after week; and sometimes year after year.

Then we hear of an answered prayer and doesn’t the world just sing? Tweet this.

Our hearts are stirred and we know that prayer works.

Many prayer warriors get weary and discouraged. It only takes one answered prayer to give them that extra boost to soldier on.

Personally this year 2013 has seen many answered prayers. The most recent one happened last week to a friend. It seemed impossible that her husband could drink the 44 ounces of water required for an ultrasound. Just thinking about it upset my friend.

So we prayed. And I continued to pray that morning.

The joy on her face when she told me that truly her husband had had no problem ingesting that amount of liquid and holding it; and that she remained calm throughout the whole procedure – that made my heart sing.

That’s God at work.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7, NIV).

What are you experiencing in answered prayer? Can you share with us in the comments? And let us be encouraged to carry on in the battle. If you have written a post on answered prayer please write the URL in the comment section so we can come and read it.

Blessings to you, prayer warriors,


Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Jan, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. Jan has completed a children’s book called Tadeo Turtle. She is the watercolour illustrator. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Jan’s Website.



  1. Prayer is on the job training for the Bride of Christ, Prayer shows us God’s faithfulness, character and beauty, prayer (listening) tunes us in to God’s heart and direction, praying scripture works many wonders and gets scripture into our hearts…. WOW!

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