One of my favorite Dr. Seuss stories is “Horton Hears A Who”. We see this kind elephant, Horton, hearing a tiny sound in something like a dandelion. He soon learns that a whole smaller world of creatures lives in that dandelion. People don’t believe him, but he keeps listening and speaking to the small creature he befriends. He goes to great lengths to protect that small world he holds with his trunk.
In the scheme of things we seem, but small and insignificant in God’s creations. Yet, God, like Horton, sees us as important and worth saving, loving and listening too. What an encouragement to know that our God hears us when we pray. When we pray with a humble and right heart persistently before Him, He will hear us. Daniel was just one example to us in the Bible. In Daniel 10:12 we read,
“Don’t be afraid, Daniel,” he said to me, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your prayers were heard. I have come because of your prayers.”
Even more encouraging is the fact that God will answer us. He will send and give us an answer. We may not be blessed with a great angel coming to bring us the answer like Daniel experienced, but we will receive a response that is just as valid from the Lord. The key is to be like Daniel. Be a humble and persistent prayer warrior.