2Sa 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
2Sa 15:32 And it came to pass, that when David was come to the top of the mount, where he worshipped God, behold, Hushai the Archite came to meet him with his coat rent, and earth upon his head:
2Sa 17:7 And Hushai said unto Absalom, The counsel that Ahithophel hath given is not good at this time.
God stands ready to hear and answer our prayers and to meet our needs. Here is one of many examples from the inspired Word of God to validate this truth. David, continuing to suffer for his sin with Bathsheba, has been informed that one of his confidants and spiritual leaders has betrayed him and is now working for his adversary. David is ascending the Mt of Olives when he receives the news. He instantly sends a prayer to the Lord to confound his former confidant’s counsel. By the time he reaches the summit of his climb a man comes from out of the crowd to express his devotion to David during this time of great trouble. David, ever tender to the Lord, realizes this to be a possible answer to his prayer and seizes the opportunity. His prayer would be answered as a result. I wonder how many of our prayers we assume are not answered when in reality God was answering them through circumstance and situation. Today, when you pray for a need, be sure to remain sensitive to the people and places God brings into your life as vehicles God is using to deliver the answer to your request.