When we allow God to purify our heart—especially of our pride—we are AMAZED at how He answers our prayers. The Bible says: “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”(1 Pet. 3:12) Purifying our heart places our desires in line with God’s—thus, our prayers are answered because they are concurrent with His will. This is not some esoteric pontification—this is truth! When we experience the miracles of immediately answered prayer, it is a gift which should never be forgotten! I am far from being pure in heart, however, God is blessing my passionate desire to draw close to Him! Despite my bumbling, stumbling ways and the fact that I get so distracted—God continues to teach me how to purify my heart. He’s also teaching me how to humbly ask Him for HIS help for ALL things. Yesterday, I saw Him immediately answer TWO of my prayers! It was an indescribable experience!! Two of my staff witnessed one of the miraculously answered prayers because it happened at the office. Later that night, two kind-hearted men with tools on a dark, country road with were the immediate answered prayer about a flat tire. Answered prayers are gifts which we should treasure for our entire lifetime! I am not claiming to be holy—only God is Holy—however, I am claiming to pursue holiness which leads to a pure heart. God promises: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16b) I am only as righteous as God makes me, and when I desire for Him to make me righteous, my prayers become righteous. God answers the prayers of those who seek to please Him! Answered prayer is an amazing experience!