Rosalind Goforth's Brief Prayer

Sometimes it is those small answers to prayer that mean the most to us. Rosalind Goforth relates in her book How I Know God Answers Prayer an incident that she said may seem trifling to some, but to her no answer in her life ever brought more intense relief.

She had just returned from an exhausting four days of speaking to great crowds in a distant province in China. She returned home utterly worn out. Her one thought was to get to the school where her children where she would enjoy a few days' rest. A sight of them would recover her energies better than anything else.

But when she arrived home, she discovered she had lost the key to her money-drawer. She could not go without money.

After hunting for two hours, and too exhausted to hunt more, she suddenly thought, "I have never prayed about it."

She lifted her heart to the Lord. "O Lord, you know how much I need a rest; you know how much I long to see the children; pity me, and lead me to the key."

Then without wasting a step, she walked through the dining room and guest room into her husband's study. She opened the door to his bookcase, slipped two books aside, and there was the key.

Rosalind wrote, "So near did the Lord seem at that moment that I could almost feel his bodily presence. It was not that I remembered putting the key there, but he led me there."

Thank You, Lord, for meeting our needs in surprising ways.

"Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20 NLT).