So why do we have unanswered prayers?
The question is easy to ask, but the facile answers often distract us from find the real answers. At the same time, the facile answers are often true. In addition, while my study of twelve step groups did not yield much of use in in grief recovery, it did give me a great deal of thought about the nature of God and prayer.
After all, most people come to twelve step programs because of unanswered prayers.