Prayer is like farming. It is the sowing of your thoughts, declarations, and petitions to God. Once it is sown, faith comes next to water it. Watering is the showering of praise thanking God it is already done. It takes patience for a seed to grow; similarity it takes patience for God to answer your prayers. Every day the farmer goes out by faith – pulling up weeds around the seed so it does not choke it. He ensures that animals are not digging up the seed(s). He continues to water it until it goes into full bloom. Our prayers are like seed(s) until they manifest. We don’t know when the answer will come. God hears your prayers. It is not going up in the sky somewhere. Your prayers have been answered the first time He heard it.
1 Chronicles 4:10 – And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
Ecclesiastes 11:4-6 – He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you do not know what is the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, so you do not know the works of God who makes everything. In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether both alike will be good.
Matthew 16:19 – And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.