I heard of a traveler going through China who visited a temple where the people were making paper mud balls, wadding them up, and throwing them at an idol they were worshiping. If the mud ball stuck to the idol it meant that the idol would answer their prayers. If the mud ball didn’t stick it meant that their prayers weren’t answered.
Aren’t you glad we have a God who says that we can know we have our petitions answered?
From a sermon by Ralph Juthman, Confidence in Prayer, 5/20/2012
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