A few weeks ago at my weekly growth group meeting, we men separated from the women for a time of prayer. As we shared some prayer requests, we discovered that 4 out of 5 of us suffered from various forms and degrees of insomnia. So that was a special focus to our prayer – that we would each sleep much better in the coming week.
The following week when we once again gathered for prayer, one of the guys asked me how I had been sleeping. It was only then that I realized that I had slept through the night for 7 nights in a row – ever since we prayed. I had not even realized the blessing – the answer to prayer. I was horrified!
It reminds me of the story in Luke 17 where Jesus heals 10 lepers, but only one of them comes back to thank him. I’m afraid I would be counted as one of the 9. I realized I must confess my lack of gratefulness to the Lord. I also realized I need to make more of a conscious effort to look for answers to prayer and fully realize all the blessings God gives me on a daily basis.
Do you ever find yourself not even noticing God’s blessings – not even being aware of great answers to prayer?