“The Lord has heard my supplication.”-Psalm 6: 9.
The Holy Spirit worked into the Psalmist’s mind the confidence that his prayer was heard. This is frequently the privilege of the saints. Praying the prayer of faith, they are often infallibly assured that they have prevailed with God. We read that Martin Luther on one occasion after wrestling hard with God in prayer came leaping out of his closet crying, “vicimus, vicimus;” that is, “We have conquered, we have prevailed with God.” Assured confidence is no idle dream, for when the Holy Ghost bestows it upon us, we know it is real, and cannot doubt it, even though all men deride our boldness.
- C. H. Spurgeon
Remembering past answers to our prayers will help strengthen our confidence that we are heard in our present supplications. It is important and powerful for us to frequently call to mind the many occasions in which our prayers have been abundantly answered. Then, like the Psalmist we should publicly testify that the Lord has heard our prayers.