Have you ever talked with someone and they did not listen to a word you said? Their attention was somewhere else and did not hear a word you were saying. How often have you prayed and felt that your prayers were not getting through? I have said many times that I felt like my prayers were not getting above the roof. I just felt like God was not listening to me. My Bible reading this morning encourages us to pray, even when we see no evidence that someone is hearing our prayers. (James 5:17-18 Elijah was a human being, even as we are. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. 18. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.) Elijah was a human just like you and I. He was not perfect and he had weaknesses like all of us do, yet God listened to him and answered his prayer. God is listening and he will answer our prayers also. God doesn’t stop hearing our prayers just because we sin. All have sinned and fell short of the glory of God, be we all may be forgiven and restored by God’s Grace and Mercy! Don’t let Satan close your mouth by rehearsing all the sin you have committed in your life. Don’t let Satan persuade you that God doesn’t hear your prayers because He is punishing you for something you did wrong. When God forgives your sin, God forgets your sin! God is standing ready to talk with you today. Keep talking! God is listening to every word you say. Pastor Don