GENESIS 25 – THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PRAYER OF THE RIGHTEOUS

“Isaac prayed to The Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.” Genesis 25:21

In Genesis 25, Isaac prayed to The LORD for his wife Rebekah, for she was childless, and The LORD answered his prayer. From this Passage, we can draw the following lessons:

– When we are facing difficult situations, we must entrust them to The Lord so that He may act in our favor. However, we must not simultaneously resort to other means as is often the case. When we entrust ourselves to The Lord, we must trust Him and give Him time to act.
– We must have patience. The Lord answers some prayers rather quickly, but others require time. In Genesis 25, Isaac was 40 when he married Rebekah, but it was only when he was 60 that Rebekah gave birth; 20 years after their marriage. Often we lose patience when our prayers are not answered, but we must not forget that God’s Time is not ours. So let’s learn to cultivate patience.
– Finally, we must put into practice The Word of God. God answers those who do His Will, as it was the case with Abraham and surely with his son Isaac. So when we pray, let us also ensure that we walk according to God’s Commands, in order to see our prayers fulfilled.

“The Lord Is Far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.” Proverbs 15:29

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