QUESTION: Can we know God is at work in the lives of the people for whom we pray, especially as pertains to their spiritual well-being and salvation, and especially when we see little or no evidence of God’s work? And, what difference would knowing God is at work make in our own lives?
ANSWER: Yes. We can know God is at work in the lives of the people for whom we pray, because GOD ANSWERS PRAYER!
I was going to list several reasons why we can know God is at work, when we pray, but it all comes back to that one reason. It’s all we need to know, and remember–God answers prayer.
What difference would knowing make?
If we knew God was at work,
we would pray more and worry less;
we would show more patience;
we would more quickly share spiritual truths, assuming, hoping, hearts have been prepared by God to hear and accept them;
we would have joy at the prospect of seeing the evidence of God’s work;
we would be more thankful, more worshipful, more glad in God;
we would not give up!
Go ahead, see: James 5:13-18, 1 John 5:13-17