The Problem of Unanswered Prayer

A large problem some people have is unanswered prayer. I got to thinking about it again when Jen was writing about someone she knew and how they complained (and probably believed) that their efforts had not resulted in answers, yet Jen knew, from knowing her, things that were the real problem.

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.

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