But Peter continued knocking: and when they had opened the door, and saw him, they were astonished. (Taken from Acts of the KJV of the Bible.)
It is always conducive for us to pray with expectation. However, we know that there are times when we fail to pray this way. Sometimes we pray because we feel obligated. Other times we pray because it’s ritualistic. But it’s the times that we pray in expectation that we really please the Father.
In the above passage of scripture, believers were praying for Peter’s release from prison. When God supernaturally answered their prayers, they were astonished. Some even doubted that it was Peter and said, “It is his angel.” They were praying yet not believing for results.
God wants us to pray and expect results from Him. Prayer is our line of communication with the Father. It can move His very Heart. So when we pray, let’s believe that He hears us and will perform according to His perfect Will.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: Why pray if you don’t believe God will respond?
Excerpt taken from Nuggets of Faith