Has God ever really answered your prayers ?

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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:05 AM
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By no means am I confusing tolerance with compassion. Compassion is not what I lack in my previous post...

It's plain and simple, I don't know you and you want to live in my home? A is A, If I don't know you, I don't know you and no you can't live in my home...

There is no reason for me to feel guilty for saying no for an absolute reason, which is, again.. I don't know you....

Now let's get to know each other and ask me to live in my home after we both spent time investing in a positive relationship... YES you can enter.

Again, just my thoughts...
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:08 AM
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Come on you people dont really think prayer works? Dont you think the starving kids in Africa pray? Dont you think the Jews killed in the Holocaust prayed? Why would God ignore the prayers of people in need to focus on answering your prayers? Thats faulty logic in of its self.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:10 AM
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Yes



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by humphreysjim
I wonder how you are so sure prayer caused you to overcome your disease?

It's interesting how many people have diseases like cancer, and they pray for healing, and they recover and beat the disease. And all it took was a little prayer, two dozen rounds of chemotherapy, the best medication known to man, and amazingly skilled doctors and teams of nurses!


So have i had my fair share of medical professionals checking over me for some time
And yet i became free of disease without any chemo in the end. I did take medication given in the beginning, but my illness did not get any better. You will feel good for a few days and like total crap for others. The pain is what drove me to "enhance" my faith & so my positivity. That is the beginning, well to me it was, of a TRUE spiritual relationship with our Creator. I did not get better by being positive alone, or by doing meditation of cellular healing. I tried, oh, i tried. One day i decided to acknowledge my Creator while in my meditative state and i felt better, spiritually. The next time before i went into prayer/meditation via theta waves on my headphones i acknowledged Him before i started. That is when my life turned around. Hope i explained that decent enough, as English is not my first language.


I hope you get my point.


I do understand what you are saying. Neither do i think you are being rude, but you tell it as you believe it to be



People here are sayings things like, I got the job I wanted, I got better from my illness, and so on. Guess what? Atheists get the jobs they want sometimes too, and they also get better from illness.


I will never doubt, no matter what/whom you believe in, or don't, our Father loves us all. He died for us all. With a bit of true faith, He will give. I can't explain how He works. I understand that many do not believe purely for the reason that they see others that suffer, and so they believe that "God does nothing". Everyone whom so then has a problem, should try to have a personal relationship with Him.


While it is heartwarming (truly) that you got better from your illness,s, it is not really interesting to the prayer debate without evidence of some kind that prayer was responsible for your healing. Would you have got better without prayer? They say positive thinking can do wonders for illness, maybe the will to heal come from within yourself, and had nothing to do with an external force, or being, in which case it would be disingenuous to say prayer fixed you.


As i said above, i did my meditation for some time, and only when i acknowledged my Creator did i get better.


How are we to differentiate?

Now, you say:

1) God always answers if you pray with conviction and sincerity, and
2) Following 1, it's clear that if someone were to have prayed with conviction and sincerity for all of cancer to be eradicated within a short time span, that would be so

Since cancer is still with us, either no one has prayed for its eradication, or point 1 is false.

It is quite clear many have prayed for this, some with real conviction and sincerity, therefore it is undeniable that 1 is false. This does not disprove God, but it sheds major doubt on the words of the Bible.

I am interested in how you reconcile that.


I cannot say how these people prayed or asked, with absolute faith or did they have doubt along with their faith.

I am not one that will argue about the Bible, it is the Word of God and i will not condemn it, even though i have "issues" with how it is and has been changed over time. I know that man has changed the Word of God so that they may profit from it. I know that man have taken books out of the Word cause they did not find it suitable, or whatever they gave reason for doing that (Apocrypha). I know that with the faith i have now that His Word cannot be hidden, as man wanted to. His Word will come through, no matter what man does.



Much regards.
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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Has God ever answered just answered 1prayer in your entire life, in which you can actually say it was the good lord that answered it?


Many, many times.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by Zeer0
Come on you people dont really think prayer works? Dont you think the starving kids in Africa pray? Dont you think the Jews killed in the Holocaust prayed? Why would God ignore the prayers of people in need to focus on answering your prayers? Thats faulty logic in of its self.


How do you know the starvings prayers are not answered, when aid is sent, the holocaust, I don't have an answer.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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I would say that God has answered my prayers on many occasions...

This thread, by definition, is quite interesting...

I live in the UK and there was an incident in a football (Soccer) match recently. On 17th March 2012, Fabrice Muamba (a Bolton Wanderer's player) suffered a cardiac arrest and collapsed during the first half of an FA Cup quarter-final match between Bolton and Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. After receiving lengthy attention on the pitch from medical personnel including a consultant cardiologist who was at the game as a fan, Muamba was taken to the specialist coronary care unit at the London Chest Hospital. Bolton's club doctor later confirmed that Muamba had received numerous defibrillator shocks both on the pitch and in the ambulance, but his heart had stopped for 78 minutes. The player was initially kept under anesthetic in intensive care.

While Mwamba was receiving defibrillator shocks, an eerie silence descended upon the crowd. People were visibly shaken and many were crying. Then, from the Bolton fans came a chant of "Fabrice Mwamba!!!" which went on for some 5 minutes or so. There was an appeal to "Pray for Mwamba" and thousands, if not millions of people worldwide prayed for him...

Two weeks after the incident, a photograph was released of Muamba sitting up in his hospital bed and smiling. On 16th April, he was discharged from hospital. Muamba attended Bolton's home match against Tottenham Hotspur on 2nd May, where he expressed his gratitude for the support he had received.

Some people said this was a miracle and an example of prayer in action... I would agree... but others would say it was the efforts of the medical staff alone that brought him back...

My question is hyperthetical... if YOU were this man, would you believe in prayer?




posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:25 AM
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Every year 15 million children die in Africa from starvation and millions more from AIDS. Im sure millions of them including there parents pray for these things not to happen but it still does happen but you think God is on your side when you win the lottery. Right...
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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sam9999.hubpages.com...

Depends on the study.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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I have never prayed to win the lottery, why so flippant? Why would you assume so?

I don't know why some prayers are answered, but I have seen many miracles..

Tumors disappear,
Veins grow around clogged arteries,
A couple years ago my daughter went into ketoacidosis, the dr. said her body chemistry was not sustainable for life, she is alive, when I ask the doctor why, she just walked away,

Many years ago my oldest son had a sever head injury three skull fractures from being attacked with a baseball bat, he was paralyzed on the right side and unable to speak, the doctors said it would be months before he would speak if ever, he was speaking in a week,

MY mother lived with cancer for 12 years that they said would kill her in one.

I could go on and on.




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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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Where does HIV and AIDS funding come from?



the private sector, and individuals have contributed to the substantial increase in HIV and AIDS funding from the 1990s into the new millennium. In 2008, an estimated US$15.6 billion was spent on HIV and AIDS

www.avert.org...

Answers to prayer come in many ways.

Here is a list of charities working in Africa, join one, and you may be an answer to prayer.
www.africaguide.com...
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
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sam9999.hubpages.com...

Depends on the study.


Each study needs to be looked at on its own merits, because often things like this happen:

articles.exchristian.net...

No repeatable, peer reviewed studies exist proving the effectiveness of prayer beyond placebo, though, and that is a fact. As best it's unverified, and unverified is essentially false until shown otherwise in the world of science.

If I were to be very generous and accept the rare, unrepeated, unverified, un-peer-reviewed successful prayer study as genuine, you are showing a very small statistical anomaly, and not anything remotely close to the description of prayer we see in the Bible. At best you could say if you prayed to be healed, you'd have a 2% improved chance. Not impressive for any God, and again, that's me being generous.
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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by Stormdancer777
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I have never prayed to win the lottery, why so flippant? Why would you assume so?


Never said you did. But when ever someone wins the Lottery their victory always is attributed to God, same with anything else good happens to people. Then when anything bad happens to people God isnt anywhere in the conversation. Why is that?


I don't know why some prayers are answered, but I have seen many miracles..

Tumors disappear,
Veins grow around clogged arteries,
A couple years ago my daughter went into ketoacidosis, the dr. said her body chemistry was not sustainable for life, she is alive, when I ask the doctor why, she just walked away,

Many years ago my oldest son had a sever head injury three skull fractures from being attacked with a baseball bat, he was paralyzed on the right side and unable to speak, the doctors said it would be months before he would speak if ever, he was speaking in a week,

MY mother lived with cancer for 12 years that they said would kill her in one.

I could go on and on.


Wow....These feats (if true) are astounding but you should not attribute these things to the divine. Doctors make mistakes, lots of babies are born with birth defects or not even born at all. What makes your kids so special?




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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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their victory always is attributed to God


I don't care for that myself, but who knows.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Even though AIDS is still flowing through Africa like the Nile River. Each day 6000 people die from Aids in Africa dont you think they pray? There is a probability that things will happen and that things wont, if God does exist it seems like he picks the miracles he performs at random.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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Yes !
In 1994 my wife of twenty years lay dying in the hospital . We had 4 children under 16. I had just returned home from the hospital to greet the kids home from school. I had time to hold the bible and pray before they arrived.
Weeping, I ask God, "Why this was happening ? Then I opened the bible to Job: 38.
I am not going to quote the bible,read it yourself.
What I would say is, God does answer our prayers, the problem is , we don't always like the answer, and reject it.
Thats what I learned when my wife died, you don't have to like Gods answer but you do need to accept it.



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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I understand, but there are so many prayers that have been answered, my brother has brain cancer and lung cancer, about three months ago I was called to say my goodbyes,

He was hallucinating, and bedridden, now he is alert and functioning,and going to church twice a week, what can I tell you?

However, what is faith that can move mountains, but is as small as a mustard seed?

Why are some answered and some not?

I don't know, perhaps all part of some divinely inspired plan, why am I in horrible pain everyday, I don't know, but I cannot imagine life with out prayer.

Here's hoping you experience it some day.
GB

It doesn't have to be some long drawn out prayer, sometimes all you need is a hug.



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posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:07 AM
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Ok... I see your point... however... as a man of faith, I choose to see things this way...

According to Scripture (please keep reading
), when Yeshua was in the garden of Gethsemene (contentious, I know) He was overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death. He prayed:


My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.


From this passage, I learned that there were circumstances in life beyond our control and the correct prayer in these circumstances is to trust in God. How I see this is simple, if a person acknowledges that God is real, then surely God knows best? Thus, only God knows where the souls of people go when they pass. I must say, I really like to think of those I have loved and lost as being in Paradise... with no pain or suffering...




posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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I stole a bible once to try and provoke a response from 'god' but got nothing(strange that). I guess he is too busy watching kids being molested, raped, stolen and killed. And when that channel gets boring he can always switch over to famine or war.

I still have the bible if anyone wants it? if not I am saving it to start my BBQs in the summer. Holy burgers.

1 way ticket to hell right there



posted on May, 4 2012 @ 11:11 AM
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But why? what makes a stranger unqualified to live with you? That person could be an awesome guest, and end up becoming your best mate for years. You are thinking in terms of pragmatism. In an ideal environment, a complete stranger would be as welcome as a close relative.





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