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God Answers ’Knee-Mail’

As I was driving past a church the sermon topic on the sign board caught my attention: “God Answers Knee-Mail.” These titles are often expressed in catchy terms in order to attract people to come on Sunday and hear the whole sermon. I understand this phrase “knee-mail” has been around for a while, but this was the first time I had heard it. It caught my attention because the truth is that God hears all our prayers. That is the promise of Jesus: “Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find; knock and the door shall be
opened to you” (Matthew 7:7).
What does that promise mean? First of all it is an assurance that God is present in our lives, in all our ups and downs. Second, it tells us that God wants us to communicate with him all our needs and those of our loved ones and of the larger world. And God will certainly answer our prayers – not always exactly in the way we expect, but according to his will and in his time.
Therefore, one thing we can be assured of is this: unlike human being who will either delete or ignore some of the thousands of e-mails coming into their inbox, God hears all our knee-mails, and he never presses delete!
Sr. Terry is the Executive Director of RENEW International and a Dominican Sister from Blauvelt, NY.

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5 Responses to “God Answers ’Knee-Mail’”

  1. orlando villalon says:

    Great to hear from you. Love to be around HIM.

  2. Marjorie,op says:

    And so we can’t be too busy to thank God for God’s goodness to us!! Our prayers are with you, Terry

  3. Thank you for the email, our group is really enjoying the sessions, especially todays. Yes, prayer does work I can see it in their faces. God Bless youTerry.


  4. Mary (x-roommate) says:

    God does answer all knee-mails, I hope he answers our one for you.
    Miss you guys, need to get together for pumpkin ravioli.


  5. Lindi Tshabangu says:

    Wow this is really inspirational. This my first time coming across a KNEE Mail and the definition thereof. There is no question that the same God that we only know when we are I trouble, hears all our prayers. But I find that when you kneel and ask with sincerity and understanding the ripple effects. God grants it to you. The problem is we then do not know how to deal with the answers.

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