I hope I'm not confused about "prayer". I pray about a lot of things knowing that God loves me and always wants the best for me so I will become the woman He desires me to be. I know He is not a vending machine where you put in a dime and get a million dollar answer. I also know that like my analogy of my relationship with my children there are times when I pray and God says, "not now, it's almost dinner time – you need to wait for your cookie."
Archie, the most astounding prayer I have ever heard and seen answered was when I was 23 and in labor with my second daughter. My soon-to-be ex-husband helped another woman conceive so I was very alone. I didn't want to just lay in the bed so my doctor let me sit with my Mom and Dad in the visiting area. An elderly lady named Mrs. Harper was talking with my parents and then all of a sudden she asked if she could pray for me.
I am so thankful/grateful for Mrs (Momma) Harper's prayers. I think a long period in the birth canal could have done even greater damage to this precious baby girl.
God answers prayers in ways we could never imagine. Even for a nonbeliever like me…..I always thought I was like the cripple on the mat lowered thru the ceiling. I didn't have faith, but the faith of a few friends had enough.
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