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Answered Prayer – Author Unknown

A woman was at work when she

received a phone call that her

daughter was very sick with a fever.

She left her work and stopped by the

pharmacy to get some medication for her daughter.

Upon returning to her car she found that

she had locked her keys in the car.

She was in a hurry to get home to her sick daughter,

she didn't know what to do,

so she called her home and told the baby

sitter what had happened and that she

did not know what to do.

The baby sitter told her that her

daughter was getting worse.

She said, "You might find a coat

hanger and use that to open the door".

The woman looked around and found an

old rusty coat hanger that had been thrown

down on the ground possibly by someone else

who at some time or another had locked their

keys in their car.

Then she looked at the hanger and said,

"I don't know how to use this."

So she bowed her head and asked God

to send her some help.

Within five minutes an old rusty car pulled up,

with a dirty, greasy, bearded man who was

wearing an old biker skull rag on his head.

The woman thought, "Great Scott!

This is what you sent to help me?"

But, she was desperate,

so she was also very thankful.

The man got out of his car

and asked her if he could help.

She said "Yes, my daughter is very sick.

I stopped to get her some medication and

I locked my keys in my car, I must get home to her.

Please, can you use this hanger to unlock my car?"

He said, "SURE." He walked over to the car,

and in less than one minute the car was opened.

She hugged the man and through her tears she said,

"THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are a very nice man."

The man replied, "Lady, I'm not a nice man.

I just got out of prison today.

I was in prison for car theft and

have only been out for about an hour."

The woman hugged the man again,

and with sobbing tears cried out loud,


When we pray, God sends us the very best! His answer is always on time too! Psalm 40:1 says, "I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me and heard my cry."

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