~Have you had a prayer for a long time you have nearly decided God is never going to answer? Keep a daily diary of things God provided for you. Think back over yesterday. What did God provide for you?
~In order for God to answer some of your prayers (for example, a future spouse), he has to shift around events and people in your world. Your future spouse may be living 3000 miles away. He has to find a way for that person to move where you are so you can meet. In this narrative, these people had to wait until Jesus had entered his ministry at the age of thirty. Think of a prayer you had for a long time and which was finally answered. What people and events did God have to shift around to answer your prayer?