George Muller – Never Stop Praying in Faith
If you remember when George first started praying for an orphan house one of the things he asked for was 1,000 pounds for it. About a year and a half later he write this in his journal:
June 15th “I again prayed earnestly for the remainder of the thousand pounds. This evening five pounds were given so that now the whole sum has been received. For the last 18 months and ten days, I have brought this petition before God almost daily.”
George prayed almost daily for over a year and a half for it. Even when he was within 5 pounds he did not say close enough. He did not quit praying.
“From the moment I asked until the Lord granted it fully, I never doubted that He would give every shilling of that sum. Often I praised Him in the assurance that He would grant my request. When we pray, we must believe that we receive according to Mark 11:24 what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them , and ye shall have them.
The Lord has listened to my prayers, and I believe He has given me a special gift of faith in His promises.”
George had faith, so He asked and claimed God’s promise in His Word. He asked in faith with assurance and praised God for the assurance that He would answer. And He did this for over a year and a half.
And in His timing, God did answer.
We should do likewise. When we pray, we need to pray in faith claiming God’s promise and just keep asking and asking and asking always praying in faith with praise in our hearts that He hears and will answer.