I saw this diagram on Facebook and thought it was pretty cool.
In all of it’s simplicity, it shows the two polar yet equal effects of prayer.
Since we’re discussing the effects of prayer, here’s and old saying I heard a lot in church growing up: “God does three things: He gives you what you ask for, He says ‘wait’ and gives you something better or He says ‘no’ and gives you the best”. Remember that the next time you feel like your prayers are falling on deaf ears. 🙂