When Daniel poured out his heart in prayer for Jerusalem, he received initial confirmation that God had heard his prayer. The angel Gabriel came to him and told him, "As soon as you began to pray, an answer was given" (Dan. 9:23).
I received the following email from a lady who had prayer-walked downtown Washington, D.C., during "777: An Urgent Call to Prayer," a nationwide prayer-and-fasting initiative for America that took place from July 1 to 7. This woman sent a picture she had taken on July 8 of a full, double rainbow over the nation's capital, which we all took as a "sign" that God had indeed heard our prayers. In early September, after participating in another prayer initiative—this time for Israel—she wrote the following:
"It hasn't rained here in D.C. for several weeks. But this afternoon a storm swept through our nation's capital. I saw several reports of a double rainbow over D.C.—again! Lots of folks posted photos of the rainbow on Twitter. Though I sadly missed seeing it with my own eyes, I smiled real big when I read the news. I've lived in this town nearly seven years and can attest to the fact rainbows do not happen here that often. My friend, the Lord has sent us yet another gracious sign that He has heard our prayers."
Could it possibly be that once again God has placed His initial confirmation of our prayers in the sky over our nation's capital to let us know that our prayers have moved heaven?
I know God has heard our prayers. Because He promised that when we come to Him in Jesus' name, He will. And He always keeps His promises. The rainbow is just the exclamation point.
Anne Graham Lotz is the founder of AnGeL Ministries. She is also the author of several books.
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