God really does answer prayer! I didn’t always know it though. I just heard about it in Sunday school. I like to go to church and to Sunday school. It is fun to color and listen to the Bible stories. And I like Pastor Hill. I like to stand with him when he shakes everyone’s hand after the service. He rests his hand on my shoulder like I’m supposed to be there – as if I were his daughter. He really is nice.
But back to what I started to tell you. On Sunday morning when my family was getting ready to go to church I couldn’t find my shoes. I looked in every room in the house and under my bed. Then I remembered taking them off when I was hoeing the weeds in the field behind the barn, so I ran outside to the field to look. Everyone else in my family was almost ready to leave, and I didn’t want to have to stay home.
I ran up and down one row after another until I thought I had looked everywhere. I was about to cry when I remembered what I had been taught in Sunday school. I wondered if God would really hear me. I wondered if he would really help me find my shoes. So I stopped running and prayed. I prayed something like “God, if you really answer people’s prayers, please help me find my shoes. I want to go to church this morning. Amen.”
Then I started to look again with new hope, but not for long. All I had to do was to turn around, because there they were on the ground in plain sight between a couple of green bean plants like they were just waiting for me to find them. What joy! Thank you Jesus! You really do answer prayers!