Recently a news item was published with the headline “Unanswered Prayers: Letters To God Found Dumped In Ocean”.

Some one had found about 300 letters tossed in the ocean that were sent to a New Jersey minister - most of them unopened. The minister was long dead. It’s a mystery, how the letters came to be floating in the surf off the New Jersey shore.

The letters were addressed to the minister since he had promised to pray for these requests.Some of the letters asked for surprising things while others were written by people in distress - anguished spouses, children or widows. They poured out their hearts to God - asking for help with relatives who were abusing drugs and alcohol or spouses who were cheating on them. One letter asked God for a husband and father to love her child. The reporter concluded that all these represented “unanswered prayers.”

That’s not true.

Those letter-writers cried out to Heavenly Father and He heard each one of them because not even a single honest prayer is lost to His ears.

In the midst of a deep personal crisis, David wrote “All my desire lie open before You, O Lord, my sighing is not hidden from You” (Psalm 38:9). David understood that we can cast all our cares on the Lord, even if no one else prays for us. He confidently concluded, “In the day of my trouble I will call upon You, for You will answer me” (Psalm 86:7)

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