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New Defender's Study Bible Notes
32:9 Jacob said, O God. This prayer of Jacob’s (Genesis 32:9-12) is a beautiful model of effectual praying after sincerely following God’s will and having done all he humanly could with his own resources and opportunities. Acknowledging that all of God’s blessings were only by His grace, Jacob then simply asks God to fulfill His Word, even though the outward circumstances seemed almost hopeless. No prayer can be truly efficacious unless it is in full harmony with God’s revealed Word.