It is time to tell you the outcome of the prayer experiment. Two posts ago I told you about the St. Jude prayer experiment and you may be curious about the outcome.
Well, I will start by saying how much I admire those around the world that pray six times a day every day. Your commitment is amazing, and I ask God to show you great kindness and attentiveness because of your faithfulness.
I found it difficult to stay focussed on the one issue and to pray when I was feeling grumpy or faithless. However, I am a trained biologist and love a good experiment, so I persevered for the whole ten days.
I connected my prayer time to going to the toilet as that is the only thing I do about six times a day. The prayer I had chosen was a very specific health need for a friend.
At the end of the ten days, a blood test was taken and a number was given. My prayer was answered and I will now be more intentional and more persistent in my requests to Creator. In recent years I have not verbalized many prayers. I have assumed Yahweh is my provider, hears my every thought and takes notice of my tearful unspoken prayers. And I am sure this is true. However, a loving God probably delights to hear our voices and show us that what we want is important.