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What if your prayers are not answered? Do you continue to pray or fight with God

  1. m abdullah javed profile image79
    m abdullah javedposted 3 years ago

    What if your prayers are not answered? Do you continue to pray or fight with God?

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    Kathleen Moralesposted 3 years ago

    Maybe He did answer it, but you couldn't recognise it because it wasn't the answer you wanted. God helps/answers those who put in an effort into what they are praying about, or maybe the answer will come in time, His time, when it's right.  Personally, I keep praying...and I don't fight or blame Him for my calamities, or for the badness, the evil that happens...He is not the ruler of Earth...Satan is. If it isn't Satan's domain, Satan couldn't have offered all "the kingdoms of the Earth" to Jesus. He couldn't give something unless he owned it first, could he? Sorry...back to the question...I would pray, hope for understanding His answer...and He does answer. Its up to us to have a close enough relationship with Him, to recognise His answer.

    1. m abdullah javed profile image79
      m abdullah javedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent views Kathleen. We should regard our God as the Ruler of both our selves and the universe, how come its possible that God rule ourselves but not the planet we live in? Anyway. Thanks for the response.

    2. C.V.Rajan profile image78
      C.V.Rajanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good reply. I agree with you totally, Kathleen!

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      Kathleen Moralesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      God is the Creator of ALL, yet He doesn't rule us. We have free will. He has given us a written, inspired book with what He wants us to follow, He gave His son to tell and show us what we should do to please God, and Earth is given to US..

    4. m abdullah javed profile image79
      m abdullah javedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If any one does not believe in God then you are right but when we say we believe in Him means that belief should consider Him the Ruler, Cherisher & Sustainer of the worlds.

  3. C.V.Rajan profile image78
    C.V.Rajanposted 3 years ago

    I agree with Kathleen's answer fully. I just want to add one thing: A 'no response' could mean God is not in favor of the the specific response you are hoping for.

    1. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      More likely when there's "no response" it means that no one is hearing your prayers other than yourself! Prayer is a way for people to comfort themselves.

    2. m abdullah javed profile image79
      m abdullah javedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting Robert, then what do you do for your needs? Don't you call Him even in severe hardships?

    3. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Javed, are you assuming there's no way to meet one's needs or cope with hardship other than praying to a god? And to which of the thousands of "gods" of human history would I be praying?

    4. m abdullah javed profile image79
      m abdullah javedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      See Robert, its the human nature that during hardtimes or in urgent need his inner self do inclines towards the mercy of God, as far the selection of God, you just ask your inner self.

    5. Robert the Bruce profile image60
      Robert the Bruceposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it's probably part of human nature to find a way to comfort oneself in hardship, including creating a "god" in one's mind to give mental comfort. That's totally different than actually proving that any of said "gods" exist.

    6. m abdullah javed profile image79
      m abdullah javedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Not just for comfort Robert, also to show stesdfadtness during trials. Actually one thing is missing that is a rational approach to link the human nature with the will of God, its not about proving God as the created being can't prove the Creator.

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      Kathleen Moralesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Robert! Here to make another arguement? Just one other question... Have you ever been mad or hurt or scared where you say, "Goddamn"? With that one word, you believe..even if you think you don't...

  4. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 3 years ago

    yes, i still ray to God regardless whether he answers or not, because you can't expect Him to reply all your request. Just pray earnestly and someday, miracle may happen

    1. m abdullah javed profile image79
      m abdullah javedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That shows your steadfadtness peachpurple. The true faith has varied shades, one of this get reflected through your attitude, praying for even intense faith. Thanks for the response.

  5. lawrence01 profile image82
    lawrence01posted 3 years ago

    There's always an answer to prayer. Sometimes it takes a while to materialize. Other times we might not like the answer but it's still an answer. I keep on until I know what it is

    1. m abdullah javed profile image79
      m abdullah javedposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Well lawrence, prayers are for you what you are to God, I strongly agree with you that regardless of the answers of the prayers, the attachment with God shows purity of faith. Thanks for the response.

 
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