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Story: How God Answers Our Prayers

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Dr. Ahmed, a well-known cancer specialist, once attended an important conference in another city where he was to receive an award in the field of medical research.

He was very excited to attend the conference and was looking forward to getting there as soon as possible. He had worked hard for a long time in his research and realized that his efforts were worthwhile to get the prize he was about to receive.

However, two hours after the plane took off, the plane suddenly arrived at the nearest airport due to some technical condition. Fearing that he would not arrive on time for the conference, Drs. Ahmed immediately went to the reception and found that the next flight to his destination was after ten hours. The recipient suggested that she rent a car and drive to the conference town, which was only four hours away.

Having no other choice, he accepted the idea despite his hatred of driving long distances.
Dr. Ahmed rented a car and began his journey. Shortly after his departure, however, a sudden change in weather resulted in a violent storm. The pouring rain made it very difficult for him to see it and he missed the opportunity he had to take.

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After driving for two hours, he was sure he was lost. Driving in the heavy rain on a deserted road, feeling hungry and tired, he frantically began to look for any sign of civilization. After a while, he ended up in a dilapidated toilet. Desperate, she got out of the car and knocked on the door. A beautiful lady opened the door. He explained the matter and asked her if she could use her phone.

However, the woman told him that she did not have a phone or an electronic gadget but told the doctor that if she could go inside until the weather was better.
Hungry, wet and tired, the doctor accepted his kindly request and entered.

The woman gave him hot tea and food. The woman told him she could join him in prayers, which Dr Ahmed smiled at and said he believed in only hard work and told her to continue with her prayers.

Sitting at a table and drinking tea, the doctor looks at the woman in the dim light of candles as she prays next to what appears to be a small baby bed.

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Each time she finished praying, she started another one. Feeling that the woman may need help, the doctor took the opportunity to speak as soon as she finished praying. The doctor asked him what he really wanted from God and asked if God would ever listen to his prayers. He also asked about a small child in bed who was obviously praying for him.

The woman smiled sadly and said that the child in bed was her son suffering from a rare form of cancer and only one Dr. Ahmed could treat him but he could not afford to pay for it and moreover Dr. Ahmed lives in another remote town. He said God had not answered his prayer so far but said God would create a way out one day and added that he would not let his fears overwhelm his faith.

Surprised and unable to speak, Dr. Ahmed shed tears streaming down his cheeks. He whispered, God is great and remembers the sequence of events. …. there was a malfunction on the plane, there was a thunderstorm, he got lost; and all this happened because God not only answered his prayer but also gave him the opportunity to come out of the materialistic world and give time to the helpless poor people who have nothing but rich prayers.

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We need to keep in mind five important steps in our daily lives: 1) Ask
2) Believe
3) Find

4) Faith
5) Giving
May God bless us all

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