Ruth 3 demonstrates that God’s holy people not only pray, they are also willing to be the answer of their prayers. Boaz did not just pray for Ruth to be covered, he moved to shelter her in the Lord’s name when the opportunity presented itself. Prayer is vitally important, but we must be willing to be the answer to prayer as well. We must pray for another’s salvation and preach the Gospel to that person. We must pray for the poor and give to the poor.
We are not to be wise in our own eyes (Prov. 3:7–8). However, when we have prayed and we see a possible answer to our prayer, we are free to pursue it. In fact, we should be willing to be the answer to our own prayers when we have prayed for the Lord to help others, just as Boaz was.