Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!” — (Psalm 27:14)
In prayer, we essentially present our requests before God and seek His favour for an answer. But quite often, I have noticed that while waiting on God most of us simply “give-up” and throw up ourselves before the Almighty insisting on spontaneous response & frequently find ourselves wavering in our faith in our prayers. Upon reflecting on this, I suddenly understood that Waiting for an answer to my prayers, especially for guidance, is often part of the answer and I believe that is an integral process for answering my prayers.
I found the answer to my confusion about my perception on prayers in David’s words from one of his other Psalms where he further articulates the virtue of ‘Waiting’ – “Truly my soul silently waits for God alone, for my expectation is from Him”; “Trust in Him at all times you people, pour out your heart before Him” (Psalm 62:1 & 8).
It is just waiting on God alone is the most phenomenal part of the prayer and Waiting is the continual communion with God in spirit.
Waiting is always described as a significant characteristic of the virtue of patience. And, this further signifies that tenacious patience in waiting is the absolute essence of a pragmatic prayer. Waiting patiently for our prayers to be answered also personifies spiritual maturity. The most important prayer of any Christian is for the Second Coming of Jesus. Thus we can see that ‘Waiting’ on the Lord produces the ultimate reward, in fact, the mother of rewards: Eternal Life. Amen.
By – Rev. Dr. Dev Prasad Cruz
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