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The times in which we are living could be referred to as the “instant Age.” Pre-cooked meals are available, so too are instant drinks. Few kitchens are without a microwave oven which responds in a matter of minutes. Electronic equipment has revolutionized the world of accounting and communication at the touch of a button, so much can be achieved almost instantaneously. It is an unfortunate state of affairs that, in many instances, there are those who adopt the same attitude towards prayer. They present their prayers to God and expect instant results. So often, when these are not forthcoming, they doubt the efficacy of prayer, leading to a weakening of their faith in a God of love and compassion. Paul reminds us of the fact that “in all things God works for good with those who love Him, those whom He has called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28). For this reason the Lord’s timing is perfect according to your needs, which are well-known to Him. Be patient in prayer and wait on the Lord. He will answer in your best interests.

Bro David B Yelulani (Banket, Zimbabwe)

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