“The Lord will command His loving kindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me—a prayer unto the God of my life.”-Psalm 42: 8.
Here we see that David’s religion was a religion of prayer after deliverance, as well as before. The selfish who cry out in trouble will forget about prayer when the trouble is over. With David it was the very reverse. Deliverance from trouble would strengthen his confidence in God, embolden his interaction with Him, and furnish him with new things to talk about. There is great need of prayer after deliverance; for the time of deliverance is often a time of temptation, the soul being elated, and thrown off its guard.
- Henry March
When God delivers us as a result of prayer we can and should remember the blessing and allow it to strengthen our awareness of God’s great provision and love. This strengthens our faith and makes each answered prayer of permanent benefit to the soul.