Continually Thank God for the Answer

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Step number six to receiving answered prayer is in your every waking moment, think on the greatness of God and His goodness, and count your blessings. This will increase your faith. Lift your heart to God continually in increasing praise and gratitude for what He has done and for what He is doing for you now.


6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

That phrase, “Be careful for nothing” means in nothing be anxious. It also means, “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything . . .” (Phil. 4:6 Amp.). As long as you fret and have anxiety, all the praying and fasting in the world isn’t going to do any good. The rest of Philippians 4:6 says, “with thanksgiving.” When you pray and make your requests known to God, then you must thank Him for the answer. We are to pray with thanksgiving.

We were preaching in Overton, Texas, some years ago, and we were invited for dinner at the home of one of the families in the church. The woman told us that she’d had asthma and had been sent to a specialist. The specialist told her that it was the worst case of asthma he had ever seen. She had found some relief but not much. She’d had just about everyone who had a healing ministry pray for her but nothing had happened.

One time she went to Raymond T. Richey’s revival which was being held in that area. She was in the healing line, and he told her to start praising God from that moment on that she was healed. She told him that she wasn’t healed. Richey told her to thank God for the Word and to say, “The Word says I am healed.” So she began to do that, and soon she got so taken up with praising God that she didn’t even know when all the asthma attacks left her. When she related this, it had been more than fourteen years since she’d had any symptoms.

The Scripture says, “Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything . . .” (Phil. 4:6 Amp.). (Anything means anything!) Therefore, you can let your request be known with thanksgiving because you know God is going to hear you. When I come across situations which seem impossible, I just say that all things are possible to him that believes (Mark 9:23), and that I’m a believer. Sometimes the devil will tempt me with thoughts that try to hinder my belief, but I have the Word to stand on. And because God’s Word is true, I thank God for my answer before I ever see it come to pass!

Copyright Kenneth E Hagin

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