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“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble: I will deliver him, and honour him” (Psalm 91:15 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible).

In my opinion, one of the neatest inventions is “Caller ID.” I have this service and use it when I don’t want to answer sales calls. The program allows me to screen my incoming telephone calls with the option to choose which ones to answer. In contrast, it’s so good to have a God who always answers when we call. It’s a given! He wants to hear from you. Not only does He answer us, He will be with us when we are in trouble; deliver us and honor us for calling on Him.

Prayer: I really don’t know how people live without you, Lord! It seems like trouble follows me around.  I’m so glad that You do too!

Devotion by Kaye Singleton

Praying Woman“Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplication; in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.”  (Psalm 143:1 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)

Summer is almost over.  School will be back in session soon.  Back to school schedules return.  No more sleeping in.  With school comes studying and tests to see if you have grasped the material the teacher has covered.

When I went to school, the teacher had what was called “the answer key.”  I called a teacher to see if that was still true and she said it was.  The answer key has the answers to the test.  David, the writer of our devotional verse, knew where to go to get the right answer.

In this passage David was lamenting the rebellion of his son Absalom.  His answer was found in prayer to His God who had always been faithful.

This week in our ladies prayer meeting we heard a wonderful testimony of a mother who had been estranged from her son for 30 years because of an ugly divorce.  They had a wonderful reunion because of prayer!

Jesus is still the answer!  Ladies, keep praying and believing!

Prayer:  Lord, You are still the answer!  Regardless of our need, You are listening when we call.  If we had all the answers we wouldn’t need You, Jesus.  I’m so glad we have the answer key for any situation.  Amen!

Devotion by  Kaye Singleton

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 from the ESV of the Holy Bible)

God answers prayers.  For the passed nine years, I have been praying that God would use me to reach a particular group of people in my life. Nine years. Giving up would have been easy. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to bring some of these people to my church. Not only did they love it, but they returned only a few days later for Youth Group, and have vowed to come again on Sunday.  As I drove the girls home, one of them asked, “How do you pray”? My eyes instantly filled with tears. To say that I was overwhelmed with excitement about the fact that this girl was interested in having a relationship with God would be and understatement.

I know it’s a cliché thing to say, but God WILL answer our prayers in His season. It is scriptural to win the lost.  If we are doing everything in our power to reach the souls of people around us, I without a doubt believe that God will honour that.  He doesn’t always answer right away, but if we can just wait – He will do something grand!

Prayer: Lord, I am so thankful for You answering our prayers.  You may not always do things when we want, but You always do them on time.  Where would we be without You walking beside us each and every day. Shine through us today, Lord. In Jesus name, amen.

Devotion by Melinda Keays