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God and Prayers

  1. ripplemaker profile image90
    ripplemakerposted 9 years ago

    Do you believe that God (or any name you call the Supreme Being) always answers your prayers? smile

  2. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
    Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago

    Yes, although our idea of "answer" is very narrow.  If answers don't look like what we expect or happen within our predetermined time frame, then we assume they are unanswered.

    I addressed this very idea back in December in a series I wrote entitled Is That You God: A Prayer Breakdown in Three Acts here:

    http://beautyofthebible.blogspot.com/20 … -in-3.html
    http://beautyofthebible.blogspot.com/20 … act-2.html
    http://beautyofthebible.blogspot.com/20 … ation.html

    It's a fascinating question.

    By the way, ripplemaker, I left you a list of the inspiration books you requested on the hub you commented on.  Thanks.

  3. In The Doghouse profile image94
    In The Doghouseposted 9 years ago

    I know that God always hears and answers our prayers.  I understand that, as any good parent will do, the answer is sometimes NO.  He, who has our best interest at heart, knows what is better for us than we do ourselves.  I think that when we start really praying as He has instructed us to pray (His will, not Mine be done), then we will start to NOTICE Him answering more and more in our lives.

  4. ripplemaker profile image90
    ripplemakerposted 9 years ago

    Hi Peter, I'll be reading your blogs and your recommended books in a little while. Your title is very intriguing "Is that You God?"  Hey, I like that.  wink 

    In the Doghouse, I thank you for your encouraging words that got me teary eyed so early in the morning.  I am kinda sentimental when it comes to God, I guess.  Started talking to Him when I was eight and when I had to leave home to study in another city.  I've never stopped since then.

    One of the prayers I never could quite fathom was about the getting married thing.  A lot of my prayers have been answered and when it came down to finding the "man," it seems like a "No" and a "Wait" and ... I guess you guys can see the picture.   big_smile  LOL

  5. helenathegreat profile image85
    helenathegreatposted 9 years ago

    I totally agree with Doghouse -- just like a good parent, sometimes God has to say "no."

    God hears us, and he always answers, even if the answer is letting us know how to solve the problem ourselves.

    1. ripplemaker profile image90
      ripplemakerposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Helena, thanks for including that insight...yes I too believe that He doesn't spoon feed...but gives us the tools to solve whatever problems we have.

  6. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
    Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago

    Amen.

  7. In The Doghouse profile image94
    In The Doghouseposted 9 years ago

    I think that He gives us the perfect example of "parenting." smile

  8. mohitmisra profile image59
    mohitmisraposted 8 years ago

    When I pray selflessly for the good of someone without a reward he listen to me otherwise he ignores me.
    Poet Mohit.K.Misra

 
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