Are prayers answered?

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  1. black-eyed susan profile image60
    black-eyed susanposted 9 years ago

    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?

  2. fratjoe18 profile image61
    fratjoe18posted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. black-eyed susan profile image60
      black-eyed susanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the encouragement. I will keep praying.

  3. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 9 years ago

    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.

    1. black-eyed susan profile image60
      black-eyed susanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the encouragement...faith is difficult -I like seeing, touching and logic...I know better though when it comes to God.

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 years ago

    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.

  5. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    Yep god runs around answering the prayers of middle class religionists while the prayers of the starving go unanswered apparently. smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image94
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Yes they do make the time apparently. smile I saw a family living in a rubbish tip in a third world country who were devout, praying often. smile
        I think to have prayers answered you need to have been born somewhere with the possibility of things getting better! smile

        1. profile image0
          Ghost32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          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.

  6. black-eyed susan profile image60
    black-eyed susanposted 9 years ago

    How does one distinguish between what is God's will versus what is the result of "free will?"

    1. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. black-eyed susan profile image60
        black-eyed susanposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Interesting; they are all answered; some people get what they want, some don't. Thanks!

  7. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 9 years ago

    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.

  8. Bredavies profile image71
    Bredaviesposted 9 years ago

    I beileve they are..sometimes it just takes a little time.

  9. mistywild profile image59
    mistywildposted 9 years ago

    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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