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In the beginning

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God,  Now these days the word is with man  and man will take your life over nothing. Not understanding what happen to the good old days? When you could sit and talk about things be upset but able to sit again  now  these days we must pray. 

Sister Carroll have a Blessed day 

 

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GOBryan
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:24 AM

You can pray til you're blue. It doesn't mean that it'll be answered. Some things we just have to go through or  learn to get out of them.

We need to become proactive in our lives and stop complaining unless we're willing to do something more about it. Then.. a little prayer wouldn't hurt either.

mom2ljh
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:28 AM

ALL prayers are answered.  We don't always get the answer we WANT but they are always answered.
Say somebody is very ill and someone prays for them to no longer be sick and in pain.  If God brings them home to heaven, that prayer has been answered.  It wasn't the way they had hoped, but it was, in fact, answered.  He also says no to some prayers.  It doesn't mean it wasn't answered.

Quoting GOBryan:

You can pray til you're blue. It doesn't mean that it'll be answered. Some things we just have to go through or  learn to get out of them.

We need to become proactive in our lives and stop complaining unless we're willing to do something more about it. Then.. a little prayer wouldn't hurt either.


Amanda ~ Mommy to my little miracle Landon Joel
born 6 weeks too soon~6-21-07, former refluxer, multiple food allergies, verbal regression, and the coolest kid on the block.

Then                                           Now
 

jillbailey26
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:30 AM

God hears and answers all prayers made by the people who believe in Him and follow his word.

Quoting GOBryan:

You can pray til you're blue. It doesn't mean that it'll be answered. Some things we just have to go through or  learn to get out of them.

We need to become proactive in our lives and stop complaining unless we're willing to do something more about it. Then.. a little prayer wouldn't hurt either.




GOBryan
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:30 AM

Then in essence, it's not really answered and chances are that was going to be the result anyway b/c that's how it was meant to be written.

Saying no to some prayers is basically not truly answering them.

The end result will be just that b/c it's how it's charted. Praying can minimize the suffering, if God so chooses to do so but it will be what it will be, which is why it's more important to take action in order to make things happen. 

People pray everyday, People die everyday. God helps those who help themselves.  

Quoting mom2ljh:

ALL prayers are answered.  We don't always get the answer we WANT but they are always answered.
Say somebody is very ill and someone prays for them to no longer be sick and in pain.  If God brings them home to heaven, that prayer has been answered.  It wasn't the way they had hoped, but it was, in fact, answered.  He also says no to some prayers.  It doesn't mean it wasn't answered.

Quoting GOBryan:

You can pray til you're blue. It doesn't mean that it'll be answered. Some things we just have to go through or  learn to get out of them.

We need to become proactive in our lives and stop complaining unless we're willing to do something more about it. Then.. a little prayer wouldn't hurt either.

 


jillbailey26
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:33 AM

If you pray for someone to not have pain, one way to end that pain is for them to die.  The prayer might not have been answered in a way you like, but it was answered.  God doesn't live by our rules, we live by his.  God also doesn't have a time table.

Quoting GOBryan:

Then in essence, it's not really answered and chances are that was going to be the result anyway b/c that's how it was meant to be written.

Saying no to some prayers is basically not truly answering them.

Quoting mom2ljh:

ALL prayers are answered.  We don't always get the answer we WANT but they are always answered.
Say somebody is very ill and someone prays for them to no longer be sick and in pain.  If God brings them home to heaven, that prayer has been answered.  It wasn't the way they had hoped, but it was, in fact, answered.  He also says no to some prayers.  It doesn't mean it wasn't answered.

Quoting GOBryan:

You can pray til you're blue. It doesn't mean that it'll be answered. Some things we just have to go through or  learn to get out of them.

We need to become proactive in our lives and stop complaining unless we're willing to do something more about it. Then.. a little prayer wouldn't hurt either.


 





mom2ljh
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:33 AM

So if your kid asks you if they can have some alcohol and you say, "No," then have you not answered them because it wasn't the answer they wanted to hear?  Sometimes, what we want, isn't in our best interest.  Its up to God to answer our prayers the way they NEED to be answered, which isn't always the way we WANT them to be.

Quoting GOBryan:

Then in essence, it's not really answered and chances are that was going to be the result anyway b/c that's how it was meant to be written.

Saying no to some prayers is basically not truly answering them.


Amanda ~ Mommy to my little miracle Landon Joel
born 6 weeks too soon~6-21-07, former refluxer, multiple food allergies, verbal regression, and the coolest kid on the block.

Then                                           Now
 

GOBryan
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:34 AM

The point is that it's not always effective to JUST pray. Too many people JUST pray and that's not enough. That's the point.

Quoting jillbailey26:

If you pray for someone to not have pain, one way to end that pain is for them to die.  The prayer might not have been answered in a way you like, but it was answered.  God doesn't live by our rules, we live by his.  God also doesn't have a time table.

 

submissive09
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:34 AM

Yes is is an answer. Even if it is negative. It is positive in Gods eyes. You just won't know why until later.

Quoting GOBryan:

Then in essence, it's not really answered and chances are that was going to be the result anyway b/c that's how it was meant to be written.

Saying no to some prayers is basically not truly answering them.

The end result will be just that b/c it's how it's charted. Praying can minimize the suffering, if God so chooses to do so but it will be what it will be, which is why it's more important to take action in order to make things happen. 

People pray everyday, People die everyday. God helps those who help themselves.  

Quoting mom2ljh:

ALL prayers are answered.  We don't always get the answer we WANT but they are always answered.
Say somebody is very ill and someone prays for them to no longer be sick and in pain.  If God brings them home to heaven, that prayer has been answered.  It wasn't the way they had hoped, but it was, in fact, answered.  He also says no to some prayers.  It doesn't mean it wasn't answered.

Quoting GOBryan:

You can pray til you're blue. It doesn't mean that it'll be answered. Some things we just have to go through or  learn to get out of them.

We need to become proactive in our lives and stop complaining unless we're willing to do something more about it. Then.. a little prayer wouldn't hurt either.

 



GOBryan
by Gold Member on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:37 AM

You've missed the point. I believe that we need to act upon our issues, not JUST pray.

The answer can be "No" however, that's not always effective. This isn't really about whether you get an answer or not but about how effective it is.

By definition, it's an answer but in essence, it's not especially when "no" doesn't get one the desired result and it results in a more negative effect.

I'm not opposed to praying. I'm merely saying that you can't just pray and expect it to be enough. People need to act.

Quoting mom2ljh:

So if your kid asks you if they can have some alcohol and you say, "No," then have you not answered them because it wasn't the answer they wanted to hear?  Sometimes, what we want, isn't in our best interest.  Its up to God to answer our prayers the way they NEED to be answered, which isn't always the way we WANT them to be.

Quoting GOBryan:

Then in essence, it's not really answered and chances are that was going to be the result anyway b/c that's how it was meant to be written.

Saying no to some prayers is basically not truly answering them.

 


mom2ljh
by on Nov. 9, 2009 at 7:40 AM

Well sure, but that also depends on what you are asking for.  I have a friend who's little boy is in the hospital.  About all I can do is pray and send care packages.  I can't do anything to change their position, nor can she.  Prayers are all we have.
On the other end of the spectrum, if someone wants to become a doctor, obviously, they can't just pray, "Dear God please make me a doctor."  You're right, they have to ACT upon that desire and make it happen, but praying for God to guide you and see you through will definitely help. 
Some prayers require no action, while others do. 

Quoting GOBryan:

You've missed the point. I believe that we need to act upon our issues, not JUST pray.

The answer can be "No" however, that's not always effective. This isn't really about whether you get an answer or not but about how effective it is.

By definition, it's an answer but in essence, it's not especially when no getting the desired result, results in a more negative effect.

I'm not opposed to praying. I'm merely saying that you can't just pray and expect it to be enough. People need to act.

Quoting mom2ljh:

So if your kid asks you if they can have some alcohol and you say, "No," then have you not answered them because it wasn't the answer they wanted to hear?  Sometimes, what we want, isn't in our best interest.  Its up to God to answer our prayers the way they NEED to be answered, which isn't always the way we WANT them to be.

 

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