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How do you know if God has answered your prayer?

  1. Rodric29 profile image76
    Rodric29posted 6 years ago

    How do you know if God has answered your prayer?

    Many people claim to speak to God and that he speaks back. I am one of those people. How does God answer you prayer if you can share--though reading the scriptures, a still small voice, and good feeling of love followed by confidence to act,...

  2. MizBejabbers profile image92
    MizBejabbersposted 6 years ago

    I don't think God always answers prayers by speaking "that still small voice" to you, although sometimes that does occur. Yes, I have heard something in my head speaking to me. Was it God; was it angels; was it my guardian angel? I can tell you that the voice never steered me wrong. Sometimes an action is God's answer. You pray that God heals your very sick child; the child gets well. Was that God's answer? You believe so, and that is good. It bolsters faith that God does answer prayers. Once I asked God a very important question (important to me anyway). Two weeks later, I stumbled on a book that answered my question. I'll always believe finding the book was an answer to my seeking. Another time I wanted to get in touch with an old friend and didn't know how. Within a month I met a stranger who put me in touch with my friend, and now the three of us are fast friends. It didn't happen until I asked. "Seek and ye shall find." Sorry I can't quote the scriptures, but I know it happens.

    My Sunday School teacher taught us that sometimes God says "no" to our prayers, also. That has happened a few times to me also. I certainlly don't get everything I pray for.

    1. Rodric29 profile image76
      Rodric29posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You and I definitely have the same type of relationship with God then. I don't always get the still small voice, but on important matters I settle for nothing else unless I am specfically counselled by God to accept it or risk no communication.

  3. megni profile image60
    megniposted 6 years ago

    You may not know until much later. Once you've asked for something from him and you've let him know how much you love him (as if he didn't already know) you feel so much better about letting him decide the outcome for you, you tend to feel better. In other words you no longer worry about the problem.

    Later, you'll be reminded that you once petitioned him for this or that need. The answer stands there before you in all its glory: Your  baby is born in perfect condition; your son passed his algebra test and is on his way to college; your husband's x-ray and other exams  came back negative for cancer and etc.

    Why does prayer  work this way? It's the thing called faith. You've asked without condition and you have decided that either way the decision he makes is up to him and you can live with however it unfolds.

    Essentially it's making his will your will and feeling secure and comfortable about it. It isn't easy to live that way but it makes dying easier.

    1. Rodric29 profile image76
      Rodric29posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I asked God why did he take my daughter and he gave me the comforting assurance that though she was young and the subject of a terrible accident that it was time for her to go. I am satisfied with that now.

 
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