Sometimes, people give up on God too quickly. We live in a world of instant gratification. We often apply this same principle to our prayer life. When we don’t get that instantaneous response, we say, “God just doesn’t hear me.” At those times, we must remember today’s gospel story and trust in Jesus to answer us He answered the deaf man’s friends. Notice too that the people involved “proclaimed” what Jesus had done. It was their form of “prayer of thanksgiving.” Do we remember to say “thanks” to God as often as we should?