“Some pray and die….”

Should we give up on prayer when God doesn’t answer as we hope and expect?

Wisdomforlife

“I tried prayer. It didn’t work!”

Have you ever heard this complaint?

All who take prayer seriously sooner or later struggle with unanswered prayer.I’ve struggled with it.

Should we give up on prayer when God doesn’t answer as we hope and expect?

According to a recent survey, 87 percent of Americans believe that God answers prayer and 29 percent say they pray to God more than once a day. The more prominent requests include prayers for health and success, and strength to overcome personal weakness. 51 percent do not think God answer prayers to win sporting events. After events like the Super Bowl, I am sure more are convinced he doesn’t answer such prayers.

When God doesn’t seem to answer 

C.S. Lewis suggested that, “Every war, every famine or plague, almost every deathbed — is the monument to a petition that was not granted.” Even Jesus shared in the agony of unanswered prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane…

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