Sometimes prayers are answered so quickly it's astounding.
By Margaret E. Taylor, Hemet, California
We all know that God always answers our prayers in his own way
and in his own time. When he answers them immediately, however,
we can't help but be amazed. Even in the Bible, when Mary—the
mother of John Mark—and her household were praying for Peter's
release from prison, they were astounded when Peter himself came
to their door.
I remember the day my husband, Stan, and I sold
our car. We had been trying desperately to raise money for the
surgery I was facing. We had gone from dealer to dealer, trying
to sell our car, but most were offering far too little for it.
That evening as we sat in the parking lot of a fast food
restaurant, we bowed our heads and I prayed aloud about it. Just
as I said amen, a woman walked over, leaned down and spoke
through the car window.
"Would you be willing to sell your car?" she asked.
"Wha-what?" I stammered in disbelief.
Then she related how she wanted to help a young college
student who desperately needed a car. She and the student had
been looking all afternoon, but couldn't find one that was
right, So they'd pulled into the parking lot to pray. She didn't
know why, but something told her to ask us.