One of the families I worked with posed this question. The husband was the only survivor of his unit. Once stateside and out of the Army due to disability the whole family wound up at our shelter. He felt that prayer does nothing except give false hope.
For me, prayer has always or almost always given me peace and hope.
Answer by sahmamax2 at 6:57 PM on Mar. 7, 2013
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 7:01 PM on Mar. 7, 2013
I'm thankful for you answer: that prayer always gives you hope and peace.
God is a sovereign God. Sometimes His answers to our prayers are not always what we asked for. It is hard to understand, but for us to know all the answers would take the glory away from the Almighty God. I pray every day. I pray for little and big things. I know that sometimes God's answers will be either yes, no, or maybe and sometimes I have to wait a while for Him to work. I accept this. It makes Him God and me part of His creation.
Answer by Ruthmom802 at 7:31 PM on Mar. 7, 2013
Sure. Just ask the kids who died because their parents chose to pray instead of seek medical help. Oh, wait. You can't ask them. They're dead.
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