My prayer life gets derailed often, so I need all the encouragement I can get. My busy schedule can turn prayer into a quick, routine whisper asking God to bless my day, and sometimes not seeing the answers I long for discourages me. Yet recently I experienced a mini-revolution in my prayer life, and it wasn’t because my schedule opened up for longer prayer times or because I received a miraculous answer I hoped for.
The Christmas story is good news when we wonder if God hears our prayers. Celebrations, carols, and lights bring tidings of joy, but some of you might be battling discouragement. As the year comes to an end, we may see things in our lives we wish were different. Maybe we asked God to change them, but it doesn’t look like He did.