I believe in God. I just don't understand. I see that some people are overwhelmed with happiness when their "prayers are answered." If things that are prayed for actually occur, and that means prayers are answered; then if what you pray for doesn't happen, are your prayers not answered?
It all depends on your views of religion. My personal belief is that when I pray, and my prayers are answered. I do feel overwhelmed with joy, but when my prayers are not answered. I
keep praying, and I just have to hope and keep faith that it was heard. If my prayer is never answered, I believe it's for a reason, which is personal between god and I. I hope this helps. Thank you for the question.
I think that GOD has a plan for everyone. Who knows the criteria for prayers to be answered? Just keep your faith, keep praying, let GOD guide you, and know that you're not the only one who thinks that they have unanswered prayers.
Some people think their prayers are answered ONLY if the answer is "yes".
Can't Heaven give another answer?
Prayers should not be demands.
The answer might be "no" or "wait" or some other answer.
Yep god runs around answering the prayers of middle class religionists while the prayers of the starving go unanswered apparently.
Yes they do make the time apparently. I saw a family living in a rubbish tip in a third world country who were devout, praying often.
I think to have prayers answered you need to have been born somewhere with the possibility of things getting better!
If you throw in the possibility of reincarnation and lengthen the time span required, who's to say the starving person's prayer is not answered? Perhaps that individual wraps things up on Earth by literally starving to death, meets his (or her) Maker, and is told:
"You never lost faith, Beloved. Your prayer is now answered."
And the devotee is promptly born into wealth and status for the next go-round.
How does one distinguish between what is God's will versus what is the result of "free will?"
I guess it depends on the outcome of whatever you seek. Depending on the way it plays out, good or bad, you have your answer.
I believe that God is fully capable of answering yes or no to any request. I have received both answers at different times. Sure, it is exciting to get a yes answer, but that doesn't mean a yes is always what is best for me.
I believe you have to have a little more faith in yourself for your prayers to be answered, placing you life soley in Gods hands is unfair to Him. Keep your chin up and have a positive outlook about your prayers.
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