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Does God Still Answer Prayers?

  1. Precious Pearl profile image81
    Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago

    I know that He does answer prayers but I want to hear from those of you who have prayed specifically about something and He answered you.  Does "No" always mean never or could it mean not now?  Does His "Yes" look like your ideal answer?  Does He only answer "Need" prayers or does He answer "Desire" prayers too?

    I personally believe that He answers both ..

    My example ... My daughter told me three years ago that she desired to go to Disney for her 13th birthday.  We have been praying for God's provision because as a single Mom this was going to take a miracle.  Well, the miracle came in the form of a love offering from a family member ... just one month from my daughter's 13th birthday.  I had been saving in faith but was still quite a ways from the amount that was needed.  This gift was enough to make up the difference between what I had saved in faith and the actual cost.  It was enough to not only take my daughter to Disney which was her heart's desire and mine but to pay some other things as well.

    He gives good and perfect gifts to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.

    Tell me your testimony.  I'd love to read it.

    1. stilljustwonderin profile image60
      stilljustwonderinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      God does answer prayers.  It isn't always the answer we want, or at the time we want.  We just believe he knows best.  Some times he delivers with out our even asking.  He knows our needs.

      I went for months having problems with my neck.  It would hurt so bad.  I didn't have insurance and couldn't afford to go to a Dr..  One day I walked to the store and bought a loaf of bread.  By the time I got back home, the weight of the bread had my neck hurting so bad I had to go lay down.  One night at church, sitting in the back pew, during alter call something happened.  All of a sudden it was like a ball of fire hit my neck.  The heat ran up my neck, across my shoulders and down my back.  I had been healed.  No more pain.

      1. Precious Pearl profile image81
        Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        AWESOME testimony of Jehovah Rophe ... the God who heals!  Thank you for sharing!!

      2. dante kelly profile image60
        dante kellyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is how it was for misery hate fear and loniliness,I was trapped and didn't know what to do addicted to drugsand alcohol for the greater part of my life.I had perpared for nothing,I didn't how to live and I was scared.I knew right from wrong and chose to do the wrong hting every time.So why would a GOD do for me.I soon found out HE has done for me when I couldn't or wouldn't do for myself.Yeah GOD has away of letting you know HE'S GOD.See HE/SHE gives me people today who me the way nothing to grand I MISS IT or to tragic I GIVE UP.But first I learn how to be avaliable I didn't know so I was blessed to find people who did.Today I AM a MIRACLE,because GOD has allowed me aWAY to live according to HIS WILL.....

    2. Ivorwen profile image86
      Ivorwenposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sure He does.  I have seen it many times in my life, and when I want to read testimonies, I go to Gospel for Asia's web site.

      1. Precious Pearl profile image81
        Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have never heard of this site ... but I will check it out.  I know that there are great miracles occurring there.   Thanks for sharing!

    3. Pratonix profile image68
      Pratonixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Precious Pearl, that was a genuine testimony that you gave. God bless you!

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeh! Great god!
        Sends one child to Disneyland while he lets the others starve to death. What a disgusting belief!

        1. Jane@CM profile image61
          Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          It is exactly this that bothers me so much and makes me question even more.  Why one and not the other?

          1. Jerami profile image78
            Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            And why does grass grow on both sides of the fence ??

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              sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Because the Sun doesn't play favorites.

              1. Jerami profile image78
                Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                That is a good answer.   better than mine!....

                  I was going to say  Cause it does

          2. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Well, religionists claim that their god answered their prayers.

            It's because they are so much better than those who are starving I guess.
            Funny sort of god this, he answers all the religionists prayers while leaving a billion or so to die a horrible death, because they are not even worth saving from that particular torture for some reason.


            Apparently once in a fit of rage the same biblical god wiped out almost everyone he created. smile

            Nasty, people hating invisible fairy that one! lol

    4. denden mangubat profile image70
      denden mangubatposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      of course He will,just don't expect that he will answer you instantly,He will answer you in the right time,in His time,He knows the perfect timing,

    5. jay_kumar_07 profile image60
      jay_kumar_07posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      One old man[ nearly 70yrs ]told me that about krishnas advice in GEETHA
      What happened --  good
      what is running  -   good
      what will happened  - good.
      He asked me  - Dont stop yourself in life . Because one thing               [may be god ] is watching you always . But you are not able to know.
      pl search, ask and knock.

  2. srwnson profile image60
    srwnsonposted 6 years ago

    Absolutly precious, perhaps not the big prayers that people don't notice such as world peace, an end to hunger. But small prayers that people don't necessarily associate with him. A pretty day. A good meal. Good company, and in my case, A roadside rest area with a working bathroom -lol. I remember a specific time when I was down on my luck. Although it seems selfesh. I asked for a rest-area while going over Donner Pass in a blind snow storm late one night, Guess what there was only room for one more truck. My truck was already sliding and I was concerned. Luck! perhaps, but I don't think so.

    1. Precious Pearl profile image81
      Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      AWESOME Testimony, srwnson!  He cares about the small and the big!   Yes, Misha even the petty prayers ... which by the way is a matter of opinion.  Your petty might mean the world to someone else.  I won't judge your "prayers" ... be so kind as to not judge other peoples.  Thanks so much.

    2. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think that he answers all prayers that do not interfear with his bigger plan.

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      do you know why it's called "donner pass"? Why did God not answer thier prayers, but he gave you a bathroom? I agree with Misha.

  3. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    petty prayers, petty god... sure ...


    lol

    1. srwnson profile image60
      srwnsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You changed this post Misha, from small to petty. I'm curious why?

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Cause it seems to better reflect what I wanted to say smile

        1. srwnson profile image60
          srwnsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          But you didn't say anything relevent to the topic.

          1. luvpassion profile image60
            luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol lol lol

            Perhaps Mr. Misha's remark wasn't aimed at your prayer Mr. Srwnson.

          2. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Why? If my English does not fail me, I did agree that petty god still answers petty prayers. Pretty much on topic. smile

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              WONDERFUL testimony Misha. Warms my heart to see an honest response to a dishonest question.

              RAmen. big_smile

              1. luvpassion profile image60
                luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                lol Wonderful Testimony Mr. Knowles high-five, you and your pal really set them religious folks straight about their God. > lol lol

                1. Jerami profile image78
                  Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  No...  in this case they arn't even trying to set anyone streight about anything.   Just grabing center stage like a five year old

                  1. luvpassion profile image60
                    luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well haven't you heard...Mr. Knowles is the king of Hubpages, just check out all his hubs...lol lol

                  2. Kimberly Bunch profile image61
                    Kimberly Bunchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    I would agree.

  4. Rishy Rich profile image79
    Rishy Richposted 6 years ago

    Does God Still Answer Prayers?

    Of course! Only if He is Biased! neutral

    1. srwnson profile image60
      srwnsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Biased?

  5. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    RAmen Mark smile

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Now it's getting interesting. Care to be the third? wink

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I go first tho - right? lol

          1. Misha profile image75
            Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            We go together - double prayer, ya know wink

            1. luvpassion profile image60
              luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Together is how I picture the two of you...have you been to prison?

              Or perhaps you just prefer each other... lol lol

              1. Cagsil profile image83
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Hey Luvpassion,

                Don't feel left out...Misha offer for you to join. I'm sure they wouldn't mind. lol

                (((Hugs))) tongue


                @ the topic,

                Interesting how people prayer to themselves....and find their prayers answered..... lol lol lol

                1. luvpassion profile image60
                  luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  They probably wouldn't, but they seem to mean so much to each other and I'm no homewrecker... lol lol

                  (((Hugs))) back at cha.

              2. Misha profile image75
                Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                I personally am a devote lesbian - even though I was in prison, so no - I prefer girls. Don't mind to share them, though - in a double prayer manner. smile

                1. luvpassion profile image60
                  luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Really...so is that the way you are with every girl you've ever been with...sharing them around?  Are you one of those men that shares women?

                  1. Misha profile image75
                    Mishaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Nah, only those that are willing. I don't shove my beliefs down girls' throats, you know smile

        2. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You keep praying now... wink

  6. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Some of the atheist on here has said that if we wern't bashing them they would respect our rights to have conversation.

      What happened with that??

  7. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 6 years ago

    LOL I leave you guys to Mark. You are boring smile

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awww...and we were hanging on your every word. lol

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is nice to know that - despite causing children to starve in Africa - god balances things up by causing Precious to be able to take her kid to Disney land. I am just assuming that He must be responsible for the bad things as well as the trip to Disney land. Dear me. sad

      1. 4wardthinker profile image86
        4wardthinkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Mr. Knowles you seem to be a respected in the eyes of many. I am new here, and I may not be a good writer, however I do understand the meaning of topic relevence. What happened here? Bad things can come in many forms. I don' t see this as Gods fault for bashing peoples beliefs. It is free will. I think your writing talents could be put to better use like lifting people up, not tearing them down. Just a thought!

  8. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    YEP   as I said earlier...  center stage with the volume turned up saying "nuttin"

  9. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Switch hitters have arrived.

  10. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Precious Pearl   wrote  I know that He does answer prayers but I want to hear from those of you who have prayed specifically about something and He answered you.  Does "No" always mean never or could it mean not now?  Does His "Yes" look like your ideal answer?  Does He only answer "Need" prayers or does He answer "Desire" prayers too?
    ============================================


        Just being here not bothering anyone and not being bothered is an answer to one of my prayers.

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry Jerami they'll be back when they get through. lol

  11. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Go on a picnic to the park on a Sat. or Sun. afternoon,  you can always expect to see ants
      And if you are wanting to wisper sweet nothings to your sweet heart; a herd of crows AND blue Jays fore sure.

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I think they got off on that little tit-for-tat they had with me earlier... lol lol

      Perhaps they're having some happy time.

  12. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    No prayer has ever been answered. Billions of prayers everyday, in 2,000 years there has not been one prayer answered, unless you accept "Yes he did, he found my car keys!" Or some other totally inane Rhubarb. Imagine 2,000 years multiplied by the number of faithful prayers, and not one answered.
    What are the odds?

    Here's your chance to be the first person on the planet to prove one prayer that was answered. Millions of people who believe like you do, are dying of starvation every day!

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      Bubbooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      earnestshub......90 Mins. in Heaven.........
      A book about a man who had died in a car accident and another man prayed over him on the side of the road.  The Hwy patrol told him ( the one praying) that he was waisting his time because the guy was dead.  After being dead for 90 mins. he came back to life.  Sounds like an answered prayer to me.  I have many others I could mention, but I'm certain they would not change your mind either.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Why would they change my mind? That story has been told by every religionist alive!
        No proof, and silly to think that this would out-way all the other dead and dying that just, well ..... died!
        The book does not offer one iota of proof. One claimed event that is here-say is hardly going to answer a billion factual "Nope! Nothing happened, I am still dying of hunger"  results.

        The claim that prayers are answered is not just bull*hit it is mathematically ridiculous, and megalomanic in psychological terms! smile

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          sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I heard the same story and I sorta felt bad to break up the good news and miraculous intervention when I replied.."Um.. obviously he wasn't dead."  smile

          1. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Good observation Sandra! To claim prayers are answered is just flying in the face of reality. No prayer answered anywhere ever. smile

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              Bubbooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Luke 16:31
              31"He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' "

              Flying in the face of reality is telling people that they did not see what they think they saw.  How long must a man go without breathing or a heart beat before you would consider him dead? That comment is an insult to the EMT's and everyone else involved to say that they don't know when someone is dead.  There where many witnesses to this event and you say they all are wrong in what they saw.  It's funny how some people just know everything while the rest of the world are stupid liars.
              I think some people are so smart that they can't see reality.
              And did you say "hear-say"  LOL
              Where are all the eye witnesses to the BIG BANG?
              I will not discredit the Big Bang theory because I was not there when it may or may not have happened.  I do know, however, that if there was a Big Bang....................God did it.

              1. earnestshub profile image88
                earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                If you can get that sort of assurance out of this single event while ignoring the billions of non events I would say that is bad logic and gullible.

                Dead or alive, prayer had nothing to do with it! lol

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                  Bubbooposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  The Bible tells us that we should pray believing it has been done.  Well...... how can we expect answers if we don't believe?
                  Medical Science tells us that the brain can only go so long without oxygen before it is permanently damaged.  90 mins. is A Long Time, and yet the man has no brain damage.  Dead or Alive, (and he was dead) sounds like a miracle to me.
                  You say prayer had nothing to do with it, but you don't have any other explanation. Some atheist say that we should not expect them to believe it just because we say "God did it",  but why do some atheist expect us to stop believing just because they say " No He didn't?

                  1. earnestshub profile image88
                    earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Easy. He didn't do it the other 600 billion times anyone prayed Logic.

                  2. Pcunix profile image91
                    Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Because every single double blind study has shown that it is nonsense.  Because as I said above, nobody has ever even prayed back a missing finger!

                    How many young soldiers have come home with missing arms, legs, hands, or feet?  No amount of prayer will ever make them whole and you know it.

                    Why do you ignore reality?  Prayer only works in the mind - it is no different than hypnosis.

                    Not even one missing finger.  Not one!

        2. aguasilver profile image87
          aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Clutching at straws again Earnest, you are being plain dishonest.

          Prayer works, and any believer has seen this demonstrated.

          Even Doctors have seen it work, though they (like you) must disgrace themselves by lying and putting healings down to 'spontaneous remission' - LIARS

  13. srwnson profile image60
    srwnsonposted 6 years ago

    There are many organizations that feed the hungry. If you consider all the bad in the world a result of God refusing to answer prayer then you discount Satans influence.

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      klarawieckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yet, No one is volunteering to feed me!

      http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt327/Carweltj/funny-face.jpg

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    sandra rinckposted 6 years ago

    http://www.motifake.com/image/demotivational-poster/0805/jesus-is-risen-dog-demotivational-poster-1209941994.jpg

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      johnbrittokeralaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why God gives me so much pain and sufferings in life

    2. 4wardthinker profile image86
      4wardthinkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

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        sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Are you blaming me for Jesus appearing on the backside of a dog?  lol

        1. 4wardthinker profile image86
          4wardthinkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Those who laugh last, laugh loudest?

  15. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Nobody has ever prayed back a missing limb.  Not once in the entire history of humanity has anyone ever prayed back even a missing finger!

    Every single anecdote about prayer curing, saving, helping is always explainable by coincidence, psychology or bald-faced lies.

    Praying may help make you feel better in your head, but it has no power other than psychological. 

    That psychological benefit can be very good - I would never suggest that people who believe in this stop doing it.  It can help you feel better, it can even help the person being prayed for feel loved and all that is very nice and good, BUT IT IS NEVER GOING TO HAVE ANY REAL EFFECT!

  16. Beelzedad profile image59
    Beelzedadposted 6 years ago

    "Hey Jesus! Now that you've rid the world of Satan, war, famine, greed, pestilence and sin, what are you going to do now?"

    "I'm gonna send Precious Pearl's daughter to Disneyland! Yeah!!"

    "HOORAY"

    smile

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Was it here that someone said they needed a rest stop on the highway and it miraculously appeared?

      You would think there would be one every mile by now :-)

      1. srwnson profile image60
        srwnsonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I know that you're mocking me sir and that's okay, I never said God made a rest stop appear, only I was traveling through blinding snow and the snow cleared long enough for me to spot the rest stop, and there happened to be room for one truck. This may sound trivial to you, but if you have ever driven an 80 foot rig you would realize how unlikely it is to find a place to park at that time of night and under those weather conditions. I don't expect you to understand as you have no reason to believe it's unusual.

        God Bless

        1. Beelzedad profile image59
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Funny then that amongst all the other times there wasn't a space when you needed it and there was blinding snow when you didn't that either, this one time that there was out of many, many others is suddenly gods work.

          Remind me to send a note to Websters having them delete the word 'coincidence' from their dictionary. wink

          1. aguasilver profile image87
            aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Godincidence.... that's how believers view it.

            Took a quick look, and found this....

            http://www.answers.com/topic/coincidence

            n.
            The state or fact of occupying the same relative position or area in space.
            A sequence of events that although accidental seems to have been planned or arranged.

            English▼

            Antonyms:coincidence

            Definition: accidental happening
            Antonyms: design, plan, scheme

            n

            Definition: agreement; coexistence
            Antonyms: clash, deviation, difference, disagreement, divergence, mismatch

            Simultaneous occurrences that connect together in a meaningful way. Such events may be the result the same prior cause or the result of sheer chance. Meaningfulness, a somewhat subjective notion, may vary from person to person. One person may see coinciding events as highly significant and another view the same events as merely of mild academic interest. Some unique coincidence may become highly important, even life-changing events, for the person who perceives them.

            Unusual coincidences may be determined and assessed by calculating probabilities. When calculation shows that coincidences at a level higher than chance are occurring, and there is apparently no normal agency (error, fraud) to which the occurrence could be attributed, occult explanations (magic, spirit intervention, clairvoyance, telepathy) are given, and psychical research may shed light on the problem.

            How complex calculating probabilities may be is well illustrated by a curious experience of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle told in his book Through the Magic Door (1907). He was staying in Switzerland and had visited the Gemmi Pass, where a high cliff separates a French from a German canton. On the summit of the cliff was a small inn that was isolated in winter for three months as it became inaccessible during heavy snowfalls. His imagination was stirred and he began to build up a short story of strong antagonistic characters being penned up in the inn, loathing each other, yet utterly unable to get away from each other's society, each day bringing them nearer to a tragedy. As he was returning home through France a volume of Guy Maupassant's Tales came into his hands. The first story he looked at was called "L'Auberge." The scene was laid in the very inn he had visited and the plot was the same as he had imagined, except that Maupassant brought in a savage hound.

            Doyle experienced a most unusual coincidence. Maupassant visited the inn and wrote his story. Doyle visited the same place and evolved the same train of thought. He planned a story, then bought a book in France and saved himself from an eventual accusation of plagiarism. Was this also coincidence? He believed it to be more, an intervention by spiritual powers. But there are other explanations. For example, some might suggest that Maupassant's intense feeling about the inn amy have lingered in the psychic atmosphere and led Doyle "magnetically" to the book.

            The calculation of probabilities offers little assistance in individual cases. For example, the London newspapers reported on April 1, 1930, that during the evening of the previous day two men, both named Butler, both butchers, were found shot (one in Nottinghamshire, one near London) by their cars. One was named Frederick Henry Butler, and the other David Henry Butler. They were entire strangers, unrelated, and both shot themselves with pistols by the side of their cars. In a case like this there is no chance expectation on which a calculation could be based. The probability is infinitesimal. Even if one in a billion suicides were by two strangers of the same occupation, of the same name, and under the same circumstances, there is still nothing to tell the date at which the occurrence is likely to take place. It may as well happen today as a thousand years hence. The improbability of the coincidence is therefore no barrier against its turning up in one single case.

            How strange... smile

            1. Beelzedad profile image59
              Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It's not strange at all, unless one is steeped in superstition and believes the laws of physics can be violated on a whim.

              Seem the believers in that article can flap their arms and fly, too? wink

              I also noticed their fallacious presentation of probabilities to support their assertions. How sad.

    2. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Idiotic...what the h are you doing? I know I act imature but I wouldn't have thought you two would. wink

      1. Beelzedad profile image59
        Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        So, according to your worldview, it is idiotic and immature to satirically point out prayer has achieved little more than sending one's children to Disneyland? wink

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You weren't pointing something out...you were bullying and mocking. Do you deny it?

          1. Beelzedad profile image59
            Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Of course I deny that baseless accusation. smile

            1. luvpassion profile image60
              luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              So, even though Mr. Knowles already pointed out everything you repeated about Precious prayer...adding HOORAY!  you don't think you were bullying?

              1. Beelzedad profile image59
                Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You're free to believe that. You're also free to believe that a god who sends ones kids to Disneyland while ignoring so many other prayers in which millions suffer, that is your prerogative. You're also free to believe that in itself isn't idiotic or immature. smile

                1. luvpassion profile image60
                  luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I don't have an issue with that...I like to think people get what they deserve aka Karma.

                  roll

                  .   
                  P.S. And why do you care anyway...you already said you don't believe in it, why belittle someone that does?

                  1. Beelzedad profile image59
                    Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Karma is nonsense. Things happen to all people, good or bad.

                       


                    You're kidding, right? Seriously?

  17. mi2you profile image60
    mi2youposted 6 years ago

    If God were man then he would answwer every prayer but he isn't. why doesn't he answer some very obvious big needs????????? thats the big one. He created the earth and gave us pretty much all we need but what do humans do???????????? now he's giving us a chance to do the right thing. He intervenes on occaasion and at others he pretty much leaves us. everyday however he calls us to return to him.besides an answer could be yes, no or later. why do we ansume when he says no it means he didn't answer. he doesn't have to give in to us. if he did He wouldn't be God

  18. motricio profile image64
    motricioposted 6 years ago

    Always big_smile

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There is yet light, is there not? The darkness has not yet suceeded. There is still hope, we must strife to solve our own problems and be independent, as we claim we are. We say "I do as I please, but forgive me my sins, and oh well, I'll go and do it again and again, because I'll always be forgiven." Little children of a lesser god, why do you go your own way, then expect divine intervention on a silver platter? BEND THY KNEES!

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yuk, yuk, yuk!

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hey Druid, only you religious folk commit sins. Because, you are religious.

          Sin doesn't exist outside of religion, just like a god doesn't exist outside religion. lol lol

          Please try to remember, no god is required to understand life, just like there is no god required to live life either.

          Therefore, no god exists. lol

          1. Druid Dude profile image60
            Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            so, since sin describes something which is , in society, considered morally wrong, do you mean to say that if you murder someone, it is only wrong if you believe in god?

            1. Cagsil profile image83
              Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              If you want to speak of morals, try and leave religion out of it. Religion doesn't teach morals, it teaches "do as I say, not as I do".

              So please....get real

              As for killing someone who is a living and breathing person, yes it is morally wrong, but has nothing to do with sin.

              Just like lustful thoughts are considered a sin, yet do not harm whatsoever.

              Again....try sticking to living in reality.

          2. aguasilver profile image87
            aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "Please try to remember, no god is required to understand life, just like there is no god required to live life either.

            Therefore, no god exists."

            You hope at least!

            You are right, you can live life without any god (except your own ego)..... but dying without God is not such a good idea, and living in rebellion against God is even worse.

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        sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ..and suck it!

  19. beebong profile image79
    beebongposted 6 years ago

    Every year a lot of people go on a pilgramage to Luordes or Medjugorie and they have their prayers answered...some get miracles...try prayer it really helps even if you do not believe. If you don't believe me tell me then I  will say a prayer that will blow your socks off.

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I do not believe you.

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        sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I would love to see my socks blow off!  Let's get that prayer!

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      sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It would be a miracle if they would get off the teat of the god.

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's right. He has better things to do than to put up with the constany whining and BOOHOOHOO. SAVE ME! Please save ME. Now some one was saying about me being religious? Just because I have a grip on the point being made, just like understanding spanish doesn't make me hispanic. GET IT? GOT IT? GOOD!

        1. Cagsil profile image83
          Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          How would you KNOW what a god would have better to do?

          You make no sense.

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          sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          So what you are saying is you think it is good to suckle god's nipple because you understand that just because you can get good suck, doesn't make you a sucker?

    3. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I constantly have Christians telling me that they will pray for me and absolutely NOTHING happens. So, one of two things- (a)they are liars or (b)there is no god answering prayers.

      So please...get real

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Don't remember having said that. Sorry if you got the wrong impression. I'm pretty much a pagan. Christians think people like us are POSESSED!!! Blitty Blip Bloopy.

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Never mind DD, they think all religions are bad. smile

          1. Pcunix profile image91
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Not true.

            Religion can help some be better people.  It can comfort people.

            Unfortunately, it can do the exact opposite also.  But if you fall in the first group, I am all in favor of it.

            I just do not need thaf silly lie myself.

          2. Cagsil profile image83
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hey Luvpassion,

            Just mystic religions that have a belief in a god.

            There are other definitions for the word religion, which actually do apply to reality, therefore those ones will not disappear ever.

            tongue smile

      2. Jerami profile image78
        Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is something to think about ?????

  20. luvpassion profile image60
    luvpassionposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps you should try and start your own religions. lol lol

    Hey! You can worship each other and have orgies and pull the wings of butterflies and stuff, you can burn churches and bully people. lol lol

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    sandra rinckposted 6 years ago

    God only answers liars!

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Excuse me!

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        sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There is no excuse for you.

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Nor you either Mom so butt out.

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            sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "Butt" out of what?  Your delusional fantasy?  Stop lying!

            1. luvpassion profile image60
              luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I don't remember any fantasy with you in it...wait maybe it was one of the others. lol lol

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                sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Jealous?

                1. luvpassion profile image60
                  luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Now you are delusional...Nah nah nah.... lol

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                    sandra rinckposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    oooh, was that supposed to hurt?  hahahhaha.  Yes, coming from a person who believes orgies are nasty but loves to suck on god's teat with millions of other!  lol

  22. Jerami profile image78
    Jeramiposted 6 years ago

    Has everyone had a good day.   I hope so.

  23. yublanty profile image61
    yublantyposted 6 years ago

    its unfortunate

  24. Precious Pearl profile image81
    Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago

    I want to say thank you to those who stayed on topic and answered the question.  I appreciate your responses very much.  As for the rest of you, I hope that you enjoyed your time as well. If it gave you pleasure to mock those that are trying to encourage each other ... then perhaps that is what was meant to happen for you.  As for me, I am so glad to be serving a real and loving God that forgives me.  I am so happy that I can testify of not only "the petty" answers to prayer but the huge ones as well ... like a roof over my head, food on my table, clothes on my back, and the ability to share that which I have with others even though it isn't much.  You may not appreciate what it means to a little girl who lost her family to divorce to be able to go to Disney but my Father, ABBA knows what it means ... and that is why He answered with a resounding "Yes!"  I praise Him and I thank Him that He cared about my "petty" prayer.

    1. Beelzedad profile image59
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "But Mommy, if god gave us all those things and is sending me to Disneyland, will he also feed the starving children of the world and send them to Disneyland?"

      1. Precious Pearl profile image81
        Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Beelzedad, my daughter and I have both fed the homeless & starving  ... so, I guess the answer to your question is "Yes" ... what about you?  He uses people to feed people.  Oh, I know you weren't really expecting an answer but that is ok ... He does indeed feed the starving children of the world.  Are you?

        1. Beelzedad profile image59
          Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Then, why aren't they feeding you instead of you feeding them?

    2. Diane Inside profile image87
      Diane Insideposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Precious Pearl, so nice to see you not letting all that neagativity, get to you. Sometimes you just gotta let others do as they will. Sometimes living on faith is all we have, and that's what gets us by. Nice to know there are still believers out there. I seems like noone wants to take the time to just believe anything anymore.

      Which is sad. Of course God answers prayers, even when sometimes it is not the answer we want.  God bless you and keep you.

      1. Beelzedad profile image59
        Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Too bad the unanswered prayers for a morsel of food are trumped by prayers for trips to Disneyland. smile

        1. luvpassion profile image60
          luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Let it go dude. roll

          1. Beelzedad profile image59
            Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Why? Does it make you feel uncomfortable knowing god sends kids to Disneyland? Or, is there something else? wink

            1. luvpassion profile image60
              luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              It doesn't I just think you're still bullying. roll

              1. Beelzedad profile image59
                Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Pointing out hypocrisy and contradiction in ones logic is bullying? Since when?

                1. luvpassion profile image60
                  luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  You're only pointing out how insensitive you are a#@hole.

                  1. 4wardthinker profile image86
                    4wardthinkerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    luvpassion? When you get some time, you should re-read your comments to other people so you can re-evaluate how you reflect on others. I don't hear any "luv" in your words. If you are going to take a stand on something, use it for something that will make someones life a little better, and be "passionate" about it. I'm sure you have it in you.

      2. Precious Pearl profile image81
        Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your reply Diane Inside!  Blessings to you and your family as well.   Stand and Believe!

    3. Woman Of Courage profile image59
      Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations Precious Pearl on how you handled the negativity in the forum. I also know that God answer prayers ,and  I have also experienced God answering the prayers of my heart.

      1. Precious Pearl profile image81
        Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, Woman of  Courage.  I believe that as I forgive others and hold no charge against them ... God can use my heart to love as He does.

        1. Woman Of Courage profile image59
          Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Amen!

  25. sabrinaaq profile image47
    sabrinaaqposted 6 years ago

    He always and will continue to answer prayers forever! big_smile

    1. Kimberly Bunch profile image61
      Kimberly Bunchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      True but he will not give us everything we ask for. It's like a parent looking after his children/adult. He's not going to give certain things that take the child off the chosen path. We are all here learning and there are certain things written in our life charts that we need to accomplish. Also we must take into consideration the world of people. Something you ask for may go against the larger scale of it all.

      Think of all the people in the third world Countries. Oh darn that might make you not believe in God. Well everything happens for a reason. The divine being is there listening to you and helping all according to one's life path chart.

      Know this, when large groups of people get together and  pray for the same result/goal it produces amazing results! Research it, you will find a lot of documents on it I'm sure!

      I found right off: http://www.indigorecords.com/NewFaith/c … usness.htm

      Joy and many blessings!

      1. Beelzedad profile image59
        Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You believe that feeding starving children will take the child off the chosen path but sending a kid to Disneyland is the chosen path? How does that work, exactly?



        Are you saying it's a whole lot easier to send one kid to Disneyland rather than feed an army of starving kids? Maybe, your right.



        What reason could you possibly contrive to explain trips to Disneyland and starving third world countries?



        Perhaps more people are praying to go to Disneyland.



        I have, there are plenty of statistical documentation showing the deaths of millions. There is absolutely no documentation showing trips to Disneyland.

  26. ailang profile image60
    ailangposted 6 years ago

    I guarantee that He always answer all our pray...He has time..He has power to give His answer by now, by tomorrow or maybe not..As long as we believe that He listen our pray, the miracle will be come to our live...Just pray..

  27. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    God has answered lots of my prayers!

    Hi, Ernesto!

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi habee! Prove it! smile smile I could believe the same but decided I am a tin-ass!

  28. thirdmillenium profile image72
    thirdmilleniumposted 6 years ago

    Only if you believe in him and your request is an absolute necessity

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Like when someone is dying of starvation?

      Would that be important enough?

      Or is it more important that he recognises your superior position and finds your car keys instead?

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    Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago

    Dear Earnest, you, you who has lied to yourself and others for years to satisfy and fill the void, now demand proof of your own foolishness incarnate. Yet, 100%  without a doubt or experience, you know for certain, everything you believe was false. Still, you cannot let go, because the Truth you seek was there, for a moment, then gone. It hurt --badly, no doubt. Death around you, angry people blaming you. A moment of purity swallowed up in that taunting ball of glucose and electricity. Even after, you crave the truth, because you understood it, for just a second. Then it vanished and that set you off. Now you have convinced yourself it was you who fabricated that instance. But you did not. And this you know full well. Still, you eat of that fruit daily, that thing, that conviction. Either it is going to satisfy you or kill you, my friend. I suspect with a sad heart, the latter, as the fruit of the mind is never satisfied and never liberates you from false guilt...

    1. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol lol lol I'll say this for you 21. When you get it wrong you miss by a full barn width!

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        not!
        It is spot on, diggity good.
        but, it's your life my man.
        live or die --it all comes down to you. smile

        1. earnestshub profile image88
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Live or die? lol

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    selrachposted 6 years ago

    If god answers prayers how does he pick what prayers to answer?

    I can still remember the day I knelt in the church tears streaming down my face not asking but begging for help to stop my drinking.

    5 years and a damaged liver later I stopped drinking with the help of medication and fellow alcoholics.

    And sorry I must include attempted suicide was gods answer to me

    F***OFF AND DIE

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      A little bit bitter are we.  Well I'm not going to F off an die for you or anybody else.  I'm sorry you're so bitter but we all have crap in our lives and we all have to learn to live with it.  My mother died when I was 11, I was sexually assulted while in foster care, and as if that wasn't enough for one plate, I got cancer at 29.  Well I survived all that and I've been cancer free for 20 years.  I have two daughters the doctors told me I would never be able to have, and my alcoholic husband who used to brag about how he has been drinking 20+ beers a day since he was in high school has now been clean and sober for over 5 months. He has also turned his internet porn addiction around, so if you ask me, God does still answer prayers.  But you can't just sit around and wait for it like a handout, you have to get up off your fat behind and go out and make it happen for yourself.  That's how God answers prayers, he gives us the strength to go and get the things we want and if we really want them, we will.  That's how you know the difference between what you really want and what you only think you want.

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        selrachposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am sorry if you misunderstood my post.The f***off and die was not directed at other posters,but asking if this was the answer to my prayer.
        I suppose when I look from another perspective the fact that the suicide attempt failed and I am now sober was gods answer.

        1. mom101 profile image60
          mom101posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          selrach, God answers prayers. Every second of every day. You may not get the answer YOU wanted, but MAYBE He has plans for you. MAYBE He didnt let you succeed for a reason. You can still talk? I see you can type. Possibility?

    2. Jerami profile image78
      Jeramiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Not saying this is true in your case .
      But I have found myself asking or a solution to a problem and NOT wanting to address the underlying cause.
         
        Like wanting to get rid of the roaches without having to take out the trash.
        Sometimes if our prayers are answered the trash just piles up higher. SO.. sometimes Gods greatest gifts really are unanswered prayers!   
         We have to own our mistakes before they can be dealt with.
         If we don't learn from our mistakes we keep making them.
        There is no lasting wisdom to be learned when we are GIVEN the easy solution.
         
       
           I don't think that our decision to believe in a Higher Power, or not; should be based upon how well our wish list was fulled.

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Does God Still Answer Prayers?


    Christian god-jesus, neither listens nor answers prayers; it is the Christian God-the-Father who used to listen and answer; He still listens and answers now. The Christian god-the- holyspirit is but an angel; he also cannot listen and answer except with the permission of the Christian God-the-Father.

    It is for this that Jesus on the Cross and in the garden of Gethsemane only prayed to the Christian God-the-Father and he did no pray to himself or to the Christian god-the- holyspirit.

    Thanks

    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

    1. luvpassion profile image60
      luvpassionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      WTF...are you serious. hmm

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        paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I expressed what I believe sincerely.

    2. earnestshub profile image88
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! Your posts always sound so matter of fact. Like you were right there when it all happened! lol lol lol

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Jesus prayed to the Creator-God Allah YHWH, whom he addressed sometimes as his Lord-God-the-Father; and requested Him to save his life. He heard his prayers and saved him his life on the Cross.

    In our times Mirza Ghulam Ahmad 1835-1908 prayed to the Creator-God Allah YHWH and He heard his prayers; he has mentioned a several thousand instances when his prayers were heard and responded by Him. One could read his book "Haqiqat-ul-Wahee" and see all of them there.

    Thanks

    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

  33. EatLovePray profile image61
    EatLovePrayposted 6 years ago

    If you ask with a clean heart and mind, he will listen. There is wait in his house, not darkness... big_smile

    Today is Janmashtami..in the Hindu religion. Lord Krishna will answer your prayers.. Since..I'm a Hindu..I've wrote an article..He will come to your door soon.. big_smile.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Janmashtami-Cel … of-Krishna

  34. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Here is another leading question. "Are you still beating your wife?"
    What do you mean is he STILL answering prayers Willis!

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    sofiajohnson8posted 6 years ago

    I believe that God only answer prayers of those who have faith in Him. I know that every trials that we encounter is a God's Will and He knows that we have always a solution to every problem.

  36. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    Never has, never will.

    1. aguasilver profile image87
      aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So be it for you Earnest, shame, but if that's what you want, so be it!

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No, that's just how it is.
        After 2,000 years with not one single piece of truth I thought that should be self evident. smile

        1. aguasilver profile image87
          aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          With your emphasis on 'self' I guess?

          Most believers will have seen answered prayer in their lives, if you did not, it's because you were involved in a false ministry, which I agree is prevalent in the faith.

          But prayer works, of that there is no doubt.

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            paarsurreyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I agree with you; but one should pray as well as adopt all possible and reasonable measures to achieve one's purpose.

          2. earnestshub profile image88
            earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol The "right ministry" being yours eh? lol lol lol

            1. aguasilver profile image87
              aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Nope Earnest, I don't have any public ministry, except maybe writing hubpages, and I surely do not get rich doing that!

              Other than that I work on the principal that everyone I meet has either a need to be blessed or the ability to bless me....

              .... or in world speak, I can help them or they can help me.

              Stay Blessed! cool

  37. pylos26 profile image78
    pylos26posted 6 years ago

    Does God Still Answer Prayers?

    well...the dude is getting back into the act since he cured himself of that venereal thing.

  38. Maira818 profile image83
    Maira818posted 6 years ago

    talking about the Christian God,

    why it may sometimes seem like God does not answer prayers?

    I think it may be due to many factors,

    sometimes i think because we are not children of God.  while we are all creatures of God, not all are His children.  He will only listen to his children.  Of course being God he can hear everyone, but will not pay attention to a...let's say a satan worshiper or something.

    sometimes we ask for stuff that will drive us apart from God (money could be one), or ask for something that will cause us harm in some way.

    other times we havent learned to wait.  i mean God has granted our wish, but we will not see the results instantly.  we will have to wait until God decides the right time.

  39. waynet profile image45
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Of course he does and then all the little pixies from La La land come to play!

    Nice to have something to believe in though...well done!

  40. alternate poet profile image78
    alternate poetposted 6 years ago

    god has never ever answered one prayer - do you think he went out somewhere ?    Loads of stuff comes our way unexpectedly from nature, loads of stuff comes from the natural goodness of people, and loads of stuff just drops on us randomly like pigeon sh*t in the town square.  This has been round and round so many times - why would any super being give you something when it means taking it away from someone else ?  Does anyone really think they are so precious that their god lets other kids die of starvation so they can get fatter thmeselves - please give this one a rest !

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    paarsurreyposted 6 years ago

    Does God Still Answer Prayers?

    Responding or accepting the prayers of the human beings is a permanant attribute of the Creator-God Allah YHWH; like he responded the prayers in the times of Moses or Jesus, the same way he accepts the prayers now; but one should understand the Philosphy of the prayers.

    The Promised Messiah 1835-1908 has written a book "Blessings of Prayer" :
    http://www.alislam.org/library/books/Bl … Prayer.pdf

    "If someone is in doubt because some prayers are
    not accepted and are apparently ineffectual, I would
    say that the same is also true of medicines. Have
    medicines closed the door of death, or is it impossible
    for them to fail in their purpose? And yet can anyone
    deny their effect?

    It is true that Predestination
    comprehends everything, but it has neither rendered
    the sciences useless nor has it shown the means to be
    unreliable. If you reflect deeply enough, you will see
    that the physical and spiritual means are not outside
    the sphere of Predestination. For instance, if a sick
    person’s destiny is favourable, all the means for the
    proper remedy become available and his physical
    condition happens to be such that it is ready to derive
    full benefit from the remedy, and the medicine also
    finds its mark accurately. The same principle applies
    to prayer.

    All the means and conditions for the
    acceptance of a prayer only become available when
    God wills to accept it. God Almighty has bound both
    the physical and spiritual orders in the same chain of
    cause and effect."

    I have given a passage from the above book; one may access and benefit from the Book.

    Thanks

    I am an Ahmadi peaceful Muslim

    1. Troy C. profile image60
      Troy C.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes god does and always will answer the prayers of the righteous, those who believe in him and have true faith. HEBREWS 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

  42. inspiredbydg profile image59
    inspiredbydgposted 6 years ago

    The answers to our prayers are as simple as our connection to our understanding of the GOD that understands us; whatever that connection is of ones GOD idea; the answers are just like that; a matter of faith; a matter of processing the answer just like processing the question or petition; GOD always answers; the question do we always pay attention to the answer and process it?

    GOD is instant always in answering to all types of our prayers, our world our universe our lives will not be what it is without GOD answering prayers from a cellular, emotional, mental, vocal, and physical action level.

    1. Beelzedad profile image59
      Beelzedadposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm... bloated dead bodies littering the streets by the tens of thousands who have died of starvation daily.

      The answer has thus been processed.

      smile

 
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