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God often answers prayer in a different way than we had in mind. I heard one time about a dad who heard his young son praying by his bed one night. The dad stopped at the door and heard the boy praying intensely, over and over again, “Tokyo, Tokyo, Tokyo.” The next day, the dad asked his son what he was praying about and the boy said, “I put the wrong answer on my geography test yesterday --- so I’m praying for God to please make Tokyo the capital of Mexico!”


Have you had a time that you prayed earnestly, but the answer was not what you asked for? Too often we expect God to adjust to US rather than for us to adjust to HIM. Sometimes … kind of like that little boy . . . our prayers miss the mark. We need to remember that God’s ways are not our ways.

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