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How does God respond to prayers?

  1. FranyaBlue profile image75
    FranyaBlueposted 7 years ago

    I found this nice video and wanted to share it with all you hubbers coz I see a lot of you are religious. It is made by a muslim but I think the message covers all religions.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ARMp0zQwaY

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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Rubbish. If god answered prayers, we wouldn't have tens of thousands of children starving to death every day. The video author is not able to see past their nose.

      1. FranyaBlue profile image75
        FranyaBlueposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I put this out for the religious. Are you religious Q? If not then it wasn't for you smile

        God doesn't need to answer the prayers of the hungry, we can answer them ourselves, there is plenty of food in this world to go around. If God has instructed us to feed the poor but we only feed ourselves then we are to blame for that.

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          (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          My desire not to be banned limits me from how I wish to respond to that post. I'll leave as such that you can't see past your nose, either.

      2. cromestrings profile image61
        cromestringsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It is good that god is not answering all human prayers otherwise this world would have been a horrible place...

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          (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          And which world do you live? We live in a world where tens of thousands of children die horribly every day from starvation because the gods that people worship do nothing for them all the while feeding those believers and making sure they are physically and psychologically sound.

          How much more horrible of a world can you imagine beyond that?

          1. cromestrings profile image61
            cromestringsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Just Imagine All Students stand first  in the university examination.....  with all good grade..........   because their prayers are answered...

            Imagine your neighboring country and if god answers their prayers  what will be your situation.

              If god answers ur BF/GF   Prayers and he/She  gets a Celebrity spouse..
                 
            If God answers prayers of all the Terrorist.....

            If God answers prayers of all the doctors then you will be always in hospital.....

            So things can be beyond your imagination......   

                 Whatever is  happening is in perfection..........  Trust in God

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              (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Trust in god to kill children by the thousands daily to achieve your perfection.

          2. cromestrings profile image61
            cromestringsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            And about the children.... try to know more about "Karma"  and "Mass Karma"  also... you will get a bigger picture...

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              (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              A bigger picture of what? Mass graves?

    2. getitrite profile image81
      getitriteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



      So God will give me the courage to murder someone, just as the soldier in this video murders the other soldier?  What an anti-peaceful, psychopathic, twisted ?God?

      I can't stoop to the level of this God[Allah], or the Christian God[Jehovah], because I have higher morals than they do.

      1. FranyaBlue profile image75
        FranyaBlueposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I think that clip was meant to represent what a person might pray for but the clip after that suggests that that is not what God would give you.

        1. getitrite profile image81
          getitriteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



          OK.  The pictures and messages went by so fast, it was hard to discern what was happening!  However, I do wish that people would see that it is us and not God, who make our way in life. I would like to inspire people to see themselves as the catalyst for the positive changes in their lives.  Sorry if that differs from your perception.

          1. FranyaBlue profile image75
            FranyaBlueposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            No, not at all. I agree with you that we have the power to change our lives (and others) but I just think that we are given that power by God.

            Also, I think what the video was trying to suggest is that what you call a 'positive change' may only be that in your opinion, as God knows what is best for his creation in the long run.

    3. goldenpath profile image81
      goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Very, very well put!  This is the crux, however, of all animosity.  The impatience and the longing to have answers here and now, and in a manner that "I" want them will only self serve to degrade the human soul.  That Higher Power does not work on such unproductive levels.  He knows us a heck of a lot better than we do, and we owe it to Him and to ourselves to take the time to relish the journey of life, the good and the bad, in order to finally realize what we've been taught all along.  I am not Islam.  I am not Muslim.  However, it is wonderful to know that those of faith share common ground - to remain our spirits "teachable."

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        (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sorry, but the starving have nothing to relish as you have in abundance from your god. Their lives are short, painful and are filled with horrors you can't even imagine.

        Your so-called "Higher Power" does not work at all.

        1. goldenpath profile image81
          goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No need to be sorry.  I believe you and I understand each other about as much as we're going to in this life.  By the way, I've noticed your enjoyment in using the term "starving" in replies to my posts.  Could you elaborate what type of starving you are implying?  Is it the starving for food?  Is it the starving for knowledge?  Is it the starving for shelter?  Is it the starving for a loving mother and father?  Is it the starving for dignity?  Is it the starving for water? 

          "Starving" is a pretty broad spectrum in which I believe most all of us fall into one category or another. 

          May your coming days be happy and prosperous! smile

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            (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Actually, it's more along the lines of how much of a misunderstanding of life on your part.



            Playing coy or simply have a short memory, probably from lack of use of that dormant organ between your ears?

            You know damn well what starving refers, it is those who starve while you grow fat on the abundance your god provides you. Or, does he provide anything for you? Yes? No?

            1. goldenpath profile image81
              goldenpathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I never met Coy, but thank you for finally acknowledging the existence of God. smile

    4. Dear Em profile image61
      Dear Emposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is so beautiful!  Thank you for sharing it.  It was sent to me by God, and I will be sure to forward to others.

      1. FranyaBlue profile image75
        FranyaBlueposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's good to share. Glad you liked it smile

    5. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks God I never asked myself those things! LOL!!
      I always get what I want ! big_smile

    6. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      God?....god who/what?
      What is this god thing?

  2. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 7 years ago

    Fran, that was wonderful! And so true.

  3. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Via e-mail?

    1. drej2522 profile image86
      drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Bruce Almighty?

      1. Colebabie profile image61
        Colebabieposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Hey thats what I would do. Pretty efficient.

        1. drej2522 profile image86
          drej2522posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          haha...just say YES to all prayers! smile

  4. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 7 years ago

    God answer prayers ? I found my friend dead in hospital after heart transplant. She wanted to live, and look what answered her prayer ?
    I don't want to sound anti-theist but if this is how prayers are answered then f**k that prayer timepass up. (sorry for my language but can't resist).

    1. FranyaBlue profile image75
      FranyaBlueposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sorry to hear that you lost a friend. I'm not going to comment on what was best for her (or you) as I am not the one to judge. But if God is all-knowing then surely he knew what was best and believing that is what helps many religious people get through tough times.

  5. aware profile image71
    awareposted 7 years ago

    always ? hi tant

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Almost ! lol
      Hi aware !! big_smile

  6. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    That is because the "omni-everything" biblical god is so small it could walk under your carpet and not leave a lump. Tiny little vicious god!

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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Makes for a good Stephen King movie. wink

  7. Snowdianna profile image61
    Snowdiannaposted 7 years ago

    the God will pass his message to people in people's dream

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What sort of dreams would they be? wet dreams?
      Dreaming is well understood these days. Read a bit about your brain, it helps to know stuff before you post bull like this. smile

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      (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Is that the definition of a 'nightmare?'

      1. tantrum profile image60
        tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol lol lol lol lol

  8. Hokey profile image59
    Hokeyposted 7 years ago

    I dream about tantrum

    1. tantrum profile image60
      tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hope that's not a nightmare ! hmm

      lol

      1. Hokey profile image59
        Hokeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        No. Just a little wet.

        1. tantrum profile image60
          tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          yikes
          tongue
          big_smile

          1. Hokey profile image59
            Hokeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            If you appeared by my side right now I would believe in God!

            Damn!!  No God.  I was hoping though.  tongue

            1. tantrum profile image60
              tantrumposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              What a great sense of humour !!!LOVE IT !!
              tongue
              big_smile
              lol

  9. fashlon profile image60
    fashlonposted 7 years ago

    it not much of how does God answer prayer that matters, it why do we prayer in the first point? if all you pray for is just your needs then you are still short of the reason for prayer, some of this needs you pray for can be gotten just by being deligent and working smart . if such a pious act , can be short exchange by man's effort then something must be wrong with our defination . pray is for God to accomplish his plan;
    for His will to be carried out on the today , His will is that he want to be expressed and presented by man. then prayer must be in this line, man cooperating with Him to open up in pray to be filled by God, for His expression; this is prayer and this is first reason for prayer before material things.

    1. Hokey profile image59
      Hokeyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      English not your first language?

    2. brotheryochanan profile image60
      brotheryochananposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      why must we pray for god to accomplish HIS plan? Isn't god all powerful and he didnt say he would do this? It seems more expedient for us to pray that he strengthens us for us to do his will and for us to make sure we can do his desires for us and to others, than for us to pray "god accomplish your plans".
      When in reality, prayer beats down our human egos. Human egos often clash with what god wants to do in our lives and we need to realise that god is above us in every way.
      Prayer moves god to respond in ways, well, didnt moses pray for the people of israel in the desert that He not wipe them out when god was set to do so, Moses prayed that all the world would see and laugh at god for not being able to do his purpose. And did not god repent? He did. Moses through prayer saved 3 million lives that day? 1.5 million? A heck of a lot of people.
      Prayer is talking to god. Its not always on your knees or rashach. Prayer is walking through the woods and saying hello and thankyou to god and mentioning others in needs and deeds. This is communication with god, what the jewish people did not have under the old dispensation, the law, we now have in the new dispensation, grace under love. The veil rent from top to bottom- god to usward- and open 24/7 365 communication with the creator of the universe and all things. Who wouldnt want to pray!
      Thy kingdom come mighty yahweh ;0)

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        (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yet, tens of thousands of children die of starvation daily. Is god taking a "time out?"



        Notice how your god completely ignores those mentions of others in need?

  10. errum fattah profile image59
    errum fattahposted 7 years ago

    well, my net is not allowing me to watch this video but i can guess this is true cuz all things abt ISLAM is all TRUE,
              well, ALLAH helped me in my all problems he's the fantastic one.
        something more little wanna say
      always say 'al aleem'( its for the muslims) it will make u intelligent cuz i had tried it in my exams of 3rd year i really first time got good marks in my college life cuz of 'al aleem'..
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    *  LOVE *
           U       *     
        *     ALLAH *
                                       *
           *

    1. cromestrings profile image61
      cromestringsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I request you to pray for downfall of terrorism.
        Please do it for this earth......   Please..........

      1. profile image60
        (Q)posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Pray for your god to feed that starving, first, and then let him deal with other problems.

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      leejohn1255posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have dealt with many of muslims yet they cannot seem to make up their mind  if they want to be protaginist or militant or followers of the peaceful path but this will i say God is a jealous God and He will have no other put before him. Jesus Christ is in Him and is the expressthought of God. Jesus Christ is the active agent who carries out the will of God

      1. getitrite profile image81
        getitriteposted 7 years ago in reply to this



                     
        ????????????  http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii209/sljkn/shockedsmiley.gif ????????????

  11. pylos26 profile image77
    pylos26posted 7 years ago

    The most excellent definition of a prayer.

    “To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy”.  Ambrose bierce.

  12. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I think he reponds via HubPages forums.  I have prayed for an endless supply of Evangelical Christians to mock.........

 
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