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Have you ever had a prayer almost instantly answered?

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posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: DarkvsLight29

Right on. Its amazing how much the universe will take care of you as long as you stay positive. I think that's the big thing.




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks
a reply to: DarkvsLight29

Right on. Its amazing how much the universe will take care of you as long as you stay positive. I think that's the big thing.


True i think your prayers or things you think about most in (hard times) are more likely to happen than every day prayers​.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Several years ago I'd had what amounted to an identity theft by someone I'd known and trusted - naively probably because I could never imagine doing anything like that myself. I had a very secure, promising and kind of upper class life. Without any awareness a mortgage had been taken against my "owned free and clear house", and other assets. Long, painful story short, I had nothing but my car and a Pug who 'needed' me (but he, actually rescued me).
Through everything I'd never stopped praying for the fortitude, the grace, the strength, whatever I was supposed to learn, etc. One night I prayed to "just go to sleep and not wake up" .... and I was told while drifting to sleep I "can have that, it's OK, come now if you want" ... it was ok to go. But I chose not to because of the Pug.
On our journey to rebuild a new life, find a place to live w/ what we thought was help from that "safety net" you, me, we all so healthily pay into for decades - we found a place to live, not far from a great dog park .... but "home" turned out to be heavily contaminated with mycotoxins of the stachybotris kind, and 2 other equally deadly kinds - biological warfare quality. 1.5 years later, Pug began getting strange growths on his body. I had no money to take my little companion to the vet, but someone we met at the dog park offered to do so - at the vet he was diagnosed with stage 3 mast cell cancer, the most deadly kind. Our friend said she would pay for his surgery and knew I would pay her back someday when I could.

We closed the door to the vets office, walked a few steps toward her car when my phone rang ... it was my lawyer ... 8 years later, "tracked us down" & telling me they caught the guy who took everything, and though I wouldn't be getting my house or the 7 figures back - maybe 'close' to 6 figs, that I'd be getting some back, enough to .... pay for cancer surgery, treatments, a new car, and a healthy place to live. Renew my professional credentials etc etc.
I fell to my knees outside that vets office and wept. And wept. And wept in gratitude. I don't know what else to say that the story doesn't say (it's the condensed version). Whenever I tell someone they cry. I still cry. It's an immediate attitude adjustment when I need one.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:25 PM
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Prayer works.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:30 PM
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a reply to: ElleMacho

Amazing. Thanks for that post. There's been times I've prayed not to wake up as well. Thankfully, those prayers didn't get answered.

Glad you're in a better spot.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

The law of attraction/the law of the Universe/God or however you want to interpret him/her/it is real wether you believe it or not.

I am by no means religious, grew up not caring or even thinking about it, transitioned into an atheist and thought I knew everything, then became agnostic when I realized I knew nothing.

Long story short, I hit rock bottom (really really rock bottom), and I was trying to figure out what I was going to do with my life, I had no will, no drive, no family, no friends, no money, and the only direction I was going was towards the gutter and below. One lonely night I started to reflect on my life and it literally brought me to tears, and i decided to pray to "God" for the first time. I think I spoke to "God" for about an hour, mostly crying and venting, and I ended with a simple plea. I asked for him to show me a sign that I was going to be alright and everything that I was going through is for a reason. I just wanted some direction. All I wanted was a sign.

It wasn't until the next night when I was in the same lonely position, reflecting on my life once again that I realized what I saw/witnessed/learned that day was an answer to my prayers. (I will refrain from going through the detail of my entire day because it's too much and maybe too long for this post, maybe I'll save it for a thread). I will never forget that night because the moment I made the startling realization, it instantly changed me forever.

Needless to say from that day on, my life has done a complete 180 and I've never been more sure of who I am and what my purpose is.


Everything happens for a reason.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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a reply to: knowledgehunter0986

Sometimes asking for a sign is the only sign that's needed.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:51 PM
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Only when I wanted something 'bad' for me, e.g. 'unlicensed pharmaceuticals', hard liquor, et cetera.
Zero cherries popped. (Too late now! Never was anyone's 'special one', anyway! |-((( )
Zero children fathered. (Clocks are ticking down!)
Zero lotto jackpots.
Believe what you will, some of us are simply 'marked as undeserving' by 'Universe' or whatever FROM BIRTH!



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: WAstateMosin

I believe it's up to you. I don't think God (or whatever you want to label it) is obligated to come into anyone's life.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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I have had several prayers answered within a day since I started praying about a year ago. I do not want to go into details here though. At first, praying was kind of weird to me, cause I really wasn't sure He existed. But, now I know. I also quickly realized, if you pray for strength for whatever is happening; He will give it. Needless to say, these days I know for a fact He is watching over us.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

Then WHY BOTHER EVEN BELIEVING AND PRAYING, WHICH I DID WITH ABSOLUTE FAITH?
People say 'Don't put a time limit on things.', but life itself IMPOSES TIME LIMITS IN STAGES! One simply CANNOT afford to wait until DEATH or DISABILITY OF AGE make the prayer IRRELEVANT! Besides, I have yet to hear of ANYONE, ANYONE praying for anything good for or toward me which I would want or welcome! I, on the other hand, have never been tight-fisted or self-centered with respect to prayers I have made for the answering of others' prayers! WHERE IS THE BALANCE AND JUSTICE?!!!




posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:07 PM
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This isn't a joke, I prayed to be able to whistle, something I have dreamed about doing since I was a kid but never could. Less than a week later I was trying it in my car to a song and.... BAM I blew out the first real whistle ever after 17 years or so of trying. I know it sounds kind of silly but it really meant a lot to me and I was so thankful for being able to. While I don't think it's exactly what man thinks it is, there is definitely something invisible to the eye that is watching and helping us.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: WAstateMosin

That's how I felt aswell. Like, God or the universe, hated me or something. Only bad things happening to me since birth, and because of all of that, I did bad things aswell. But, since I tried turning to God and prayers got answered, I realized that He cares for us all. He forgives too, no matter the life you've lived. I even regularly cursed Him aswell... Especially thinking about that, made me tear when I first realized he was there for me afterall.

I advise you to give it a try. Just pray to Him. Be honest. Ask for help. Etc. Once I started doing this regularly, things started changing after a while. Also, don't forget to thank Him in your prayers for the good things you didn't even ask for. Don't just mention the bad stuff only.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: Boomy327

Thanks! Yet one more. Zero whistles through fingers (through lips is VERY EASY once you get the idea).



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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originally posted by: WAstateMosin
a reply to: underwerks

Then WHY BOTHER EVEN BELIEVING AND PRAYING, WHICH I DID WITH ABSOLUTE FAITH?
People say 'Don't put a time limit on things.', but life itself IMPOSES TIME LIMITS IN STAGES! One simply CANNOT afford to wait until DEATH or DISABILITY OF AGE make the prayer IRRELEVANT! Besides, I have yet to hear of ANYONE, ANYONE praying for anything good for or toward me which I would want or welcome! I, on the other hand, have never been tight-fisted or self-centered with respect to prayers I have made for the answering of others' prayers! WHERE IS THE BALANCE AND JUSTICE?!!!


My only advice is to stop trying to push something into happening so hard. One of the paradoxes of our universe is that you never get what you want, until you genuinely don't care about it.

Are you praying for something you want, or something you actually need?

Those are two different things.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:16 PM
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a reply to: WeLovePutin

Done it. MANY YEARS WASTED WAITING LIKE SOME BIBLICAL FIGURE WITHOUT THE EXTREME LONGEVITY! NOT A GOD, SO CANNOT AFFORD TO WAIT FOREVER!



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:24 PM
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STILL doesn't explain UNDESERVING BILLIONAIRES! TIRED OF WAITING FOR STUFF THAT I'M SUPPOSED TO WAIT 'JUST A LITTLE LONGER' FOR! HELPED PEOPLE EVEN WHEN I HAD NOTHING (AS IN LIVING ON CARDBOARD UNDER A TREE NEXT TO THE I-10 FREEWAY BETWEEN LOMA LINDA AND SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA DURING THE SUMMER)! REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE 'FINAL REWARD' ANSWER, AS, BY THEN, THERE IS NO FURTHER RELEVANCY TO THE REFERRED 'LIFE'.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: WAstateMosin
a reply to: underwerks

STILL doesn't explain UNDESERVING BILLIONAIRES! TIRED OF WAITING FOR STUFF THAT I'M SUPPOSED TO WAIT 'JUST A LITTLE LONGER' FOR! HELPED PEOPLE EVEN WHEN I HAD NOTHING (AS IN LIVING ON CARDBOARD UNDER A TREE NEXT TO THE I-10 FREEWAY BETWEEN LOMA LINDA AND SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA DURING THE SUMMER)! REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE 'FINAL REWARD' ANSWER, AS, BY THEN, THERE IS NO FURTHER RELEVANCY TO THE REFERRED 'LIFE'.

I don't believe God cares about material things. Those are strictly a human thing. Even though I was wanting money to get my iPod back, it wasn't the money I was praying for as much as me hoping not to lose something that reminded me of my family.

I believe we as humans are responsible for the material things. Try just praying for happiness and to put yourself on the right path towards it. Nothing else.



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: underwerks

TOLJA! BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, CANNOT WAIT FOREVER!!! BTW, YOU HAVE NO IDEA THE HELL I ENDURED AS A SMALL CHILD A.K.A. 'INNOCENT', AND I STILL WANTED NOTHING BUT GOOD FOR OTHERS. FINALLY WOKE UP TO NOTHING TOO MANY TIMES AND SAID "F*** IT!"



posted on Apr, 28 2017 @ 02:41 PM
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Most recently, I like to call mine a serious of unfortunate events:

We have had no end of trouble with our son and school this year. This is not the school's fault and it's not our son's fault. It's the result of undiagnosed and previously unrecognized learning disability, an extremely smart kid, a fairly unflexible albeit well-meaning teacher and the completely wrong style of school all coming together to create the perfect storm. All of us involved have been miserable the entire time.

With about four months to go, it's starting to look like teacher has about had it with things and is ready to just chuck child to the curb whenever she can't get him to behave. Kiddo has been living at the intersection of frustration and boredom all year and is ready to blow up his classroom to keep his mind occupied and avoid all the handwriting which is where his learning issue lies and what the school emphasizes as THE way to regurgitate information. I'm pretty much having a panic attack in tears at work every time I see an email from the school because I'm so stressed over it all ...

So I always pray every night anyhow, but I start the hard praying ... Lord, help us. We've done all we know how to do, and we have no clue what to do here. Please show us the way. Put us where we need to be. Help! ... Not in so many words, but that was the gist.

The very next day, I am doing random internet research in my down time at work because I've been researching all year trying to figure out what's going on and how to help our situation out, and I run across the brand-spanking new Gifted program our home district has just initiated this year. They had a program before, but it was just a few hours a day. This is a full day pull out in conjunction with a local university. It's partially project based ... and kids start learning robotics! Ours would so love all of this I am thinking.

The weird part is that it's in a build that all the year previous, he and I would drive by on our way home and he would look out the car window to see how much, if anything, had changed from the last time. It's the only building under construction he's ever shown any interest in.

Meanwhile, the discussion begins on whether or not we send him back to his school after this year. His kindergarten teacher won't send him on to 1st grade because she doesn't think he's ready. This despite the fact that the only bad grade he has is his handwriting (he's been in OT on our dime all year by this point). All the others are E with an S in spelling because it relies on his handwriting for him to learn the words so he doesn't internalize them because he's concentrating on making the writing go right.

So teacher wants him to repeat subject matter he's already deathly bored with which is part of where the misbehavior comes from.

I am still praying hard.

At this point, husband's car blows its head gasket. And we are faced with either replacing the engine in a car with over 350,000 miles or replacing the car. Bad news, but in all fairness, bad news we knew was coming. We spend $4,000 on a new beater to get husband to and from work. Just like that ... decision is made. Tuition money is gone.

So we call the local school district figuring he is going to need to attend public school there for at least a year. Husband describes our difficulty to the lady at the district office, and the very first thing she does is refer us to both a SAGE referral and an LD referral. She recognized the signs of frustration and boredom right away.

So far, it looks like our prayers have been answered. If not exactly in the most traditional way you might expect.

Since it looks like we may get to keep the lion's share of husband's bonus depending on how public school goes, we are thinking we might actually take a real vacation next year. We're thinking it might be to Disneyworld. Don't tell the kiddo though because it might not work out.




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