.Father, I thank You that You have heard me. I knew that You always hear me, but I say this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that You sent me. (John 11:42)
Jesus prayed to His Father regularly in the Bible. Here, Jesus was thanking God for answering His prayers, and did so aloud so that others could believe it was so. We can learn here that God is always listening to us and will answer our prayers. We can share the Good News with those around us so that they can also believe that God is hearing them. God is not going to be silent and instead will respond to us. When He does, we should thank Him for being loving and listening to our cries.