In Sirach 35:21 DRA (Douay–Rheims Bible) are words that help our prayers pierce the clouds.

The prayer of him that humbleth himself, shall pierce the clouds: and till it come nigh he will not be comforted: and he will not depart till the most High behold.

If we delve further, we find this verse in Lamentation 3:44 KJV (King James Version)

Thou hast covered thyself with a cloud, that our prayer should not pass through.

From Sirach 35:20, we learn how to reach the clouds in prayer, and in Lamentation 3:44, we learn that a cloud prevents our prayers from passing through.

The secret held in Sirach 35:21, holds the key to pierce the clouds and lets our prayers reach God.

Once our prayers pierce the clouds then the comforting words of Sirach 35:21-26 CEB should bring us peace.

The prayer of the humble passes through the clouds, and it will never stop until it draws near to God.

It will never withdraw until the Most High takes notice, gives justice for the righteous, and executes judgment.

Indeed, the Lord will never delay, nor will he be patient with them until he crushes the power of the unmerciful, until he exacts vengeance on the nations, until he removes the multitude of abusive people and shatters the authority of the unrighteous, until he repays individuals according to their deeds and the works of human beings according to their thoughts, until he decides the case of his people and makes them glad by his mercy.

His mercy is timely in a period of distress, like rain clouds in a dry season.

A soldier not knowing how to fight is just a person in uniform. A soldier knowing how to fight is always enlisted for the Kingdom.

David Peterson – Founder Pray for Life