A Hymn That Reveals Our Desire For God’s Love And Intervention In Our Lives | Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior

Does God Hear Us?

Barb Ann Johnson
5 min readApr 3, 2022


Color photo of the word Hymn carved in wood,  probably inside a church.
“If I have found favor in your eyes, my Lord, do not pass your servant by.” Gen 18:3 Courtesy of Morguefile

When we pray we each hope that God hears us. That’s one of the reasons we pray in the first place isn’t it?

We desire God’s fellowship, His comfort and very often a few answers to the overwhelming problems in our lives.

When we pray we don’t usually expect not to hear from God. Maybe some do. Perhaps some avoid prayer altogether with the attitude or feeling that God will never hear them and that they will never receive anything from God anyway so why bother.

But God, tells us that, those who come to Him must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who look to Him (Heb 11:6).

So again, with the assumption that we believe that God is there for us, we pray to Him hoping to receive an answer, even if it’s yes or no. It’s communication from God, our creator and Savior who loves us and cares about us.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

Hebrews 11:6 KJV

Answers To Prayer

It reminds me of an experience with my Dad. It was a delight for me to begin praying with my Dad as an adult almost a decade ago now.

Although it was Dad that gave me my first Bible to read and study when I was a child, I never imagined having the privilege of praying with him in his later years.

It took some time and patience but I was finally able to encourage Dad to pray with me. He had just lost his life partner — Mom and really needed to know that God hadn’t forgotten about him.

We began slowly and before too long, it was a daily regular prayer time that included prayers for…



Barb Ann Johnson

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