Answered Prayers Illustration – The Doll and Hot Water Bottle

The illustration of the Doll and Hot Water Bottle highlights how God answers prayers. If we have faith and ask God specifically for what we want, God will answer our prayers. He is a supernatural God who is all powerful, all knowing, and all present. He is the God of miracles and will answer our prayers. Just ask. See the illustration of the Doll and Hot Water Bottle below.

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Answered Prayers

Dr. Helen Roseveare, missionary to Zaire, told the following story.

“A mother at our mission station died after giving birth to a premature baby. We tried to improvise an incubator to keep the infant alive, but the only hot water bottle we had was beyond repair. So we asked the children to pray for the baby and for her sister.

One of the girls responded, ‘Dear God, please send a hot water bottle today. Tomorrow will be too late because by then the baby will be dead. And dear Lord, send a doll for the sister so she won’t feel so lonely.’

That afternoon a large package arrived from England. The children watched eagerly as we opened it. Much to their surprise, under some clothing was a hot water bottle!

Immediately the girl who had prayed so earnestly started to dig deeper, exclaiming, ‘If God sent that, I’m sure He also sent a doll!’

And she was right! The heavenly Father knew in advance of that child’s sincere requests, and 5 months earlier He had led a ladies’ group to include both of those specific articles.”

Selection from – Our Daily Bread