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I Think Sometimes Prayers Are Answered In Unexpected Ways

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    Rare Bond

    Recently I started seeing a man who we have had brief intervals with since meeting online.We dated but more than anything we met and became friends. We both had difficult relationships we were coming out of and healing from and we were both attracted to one another when we...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    When The Answer Is No

    Sometimes when God answers a prayer for something we request, his answer is NO. No is not the expected answer to our prayers. And often we believe God did not hear our prayer or answered it all, because we expect the answer to be a fulfillment of the request. I can recall...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Feb 24, 2013

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    Prayers

    Prayers,Sometimes answered,Unexpected ways,Didn't expect outcome,Out of disaster comes gain,It seems that way,I think,Someone's watching me,Helping me,It's only really been,This year,I've witnessed it.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2011

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    When Life Takes The Breath From Your Soul

    Oh, Great Spirit Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have...
    SilentBluemoon SilentBluemoon 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    The Prayer For An Unwanted Layoff

    I almost always go back and reread the entries I have written in the previous year.  Today’s entry was a gentle reminder that prayers are answered but they may not be answered in the way that we think they should be answered. I preface this with the post you are...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 5 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Trying To Adjust With Chronic Pain

    I was told the horrible news 14 months ago, you have CRPS. I was a school teacher with over 25 years of experience. Just another day breaking up a fight. Here I am. I have endured PT, skeptical people, and injections. I am now on 45 mg of Morphine Sulfate. Does anyone know if...
    lcrane lcrane 51-55 1 Response May 31, 2013

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    Asking For Things In Prayers

    I have thought that prayers are sometimes answered in unexpected ways for a while now. Some things have just sort of clicked into place, and other things that seemed bad at the time later turned out to be blessings in hindsight. For those who do pray for things, and believe...
    Damisela Damisela 26-30, F 3 Responses May 11, 2010

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    When I Speak Your Name

    "Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    Real Unexpected

    I could pray for something and I'll get it like wayyy later in a weird way. or like ill get it but after this and that happen....so far, my current prayers havent been answered...but thats cause i havent tried to help god get them answered.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 12, 2010

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    New Improved Path

    Tonight I drove home and I thought about how sad I had been earlier this year when I thought that I wouldn't ever get the chance to be a wife and mother because my boyfriend who said he wanted to marry me and start a family together recently broke up with me and my dreams came...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Be Careful Of What You Ask

    Over ten years ago I was married to a man that manipulated, betrayed, and lied to me and his family. I suspected he was making or handling deals with Meth. I set out to find my proof. But he always had a slick answer or response to rebuff my inquiries. The more rumors I heard in...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    I Pray...

    Make my heart beat..........
    Feb 8, 2013

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    All alone, shivering in the airway.

    Broken, nothing to hold on to. A gentleman sat before me with a meal as I watched him pray. People pray nowadays, theirs a few. I go days without food and shelter. I do what I can to make it through life. I bow my head at night, hoping someone would come my way and someday I...
    JohnsonJess JohnsonJess 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Prayer

    I'm not a consistent prayer by any means, but when I do I really mean it. I try not to pray for trivial things or selfish wants, but for people in the world who really need it. I don't think prayer alone can solve any problem, but I think that positive thinking and positive...
    hotblooded58 hotblooded58 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 14, 2013

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    A Prayer For People With Ptsd

    Higher Power, I know it's not within the harmony of the universe that I be healed from the trauma of remembering without pain.Help me through the pain.Surround me with the golden light of healing, fill me with the white light of peace and love.Help me to bear the pain as I go...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Aug 6, 2012

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    My Prayer

                                          This is what i have been praying since my husband and i have gotten much worse...Father, so much has happened over the past 3 months and my tank is nearly empty. My heart is broken and i have been on an emotional roller...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 5 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    Praying For Him

    Last August God called me to pray for Aaron and since then I pray for him everyday without ceasing. The only hardship that came was that Aaron became more and more distant with each passing day. We use to talk all the time and now we haven't seen each other or talked in over a...
    Feb 16, 2013

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    I Agree...

    I remember a time when my prayer was answered in a way that I really wasn't expecting. It was odd really. It was a couple of years ago and I got up really early in the morning. I had a really early shift which wasn't the norm for me. Not only that but I've never been much of a...
    just1me1talking just1me1talking 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2010

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    had been always impatient

    but not for this time.. It must be the extreme and hard exam for my life experience, to get more stronger and clear. I am giving my trust and faith only to GOD,,, I will not think of people anymore. I am hurt but I am not alone and always GOD be with me.
    LonelyLittleBird LonelyLittleBird 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Prayers

    So, back in August God asked me to pray for my friend Aaron and I have everyday since. The crazy part is things have gotten worse and worse, yes I am dead serious. Our relationship went south quicker and quicker. We now barely see each other or even talk. When we do talk now it...
    Ibelongtohim4ever Ibelongtohim4ever 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Umm...

    I think...
    GodsLilJester GodsLilJester 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2010

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    Wherever You Are Please Send Your Healing, Love Thoughts And Stand With Aurora.

    Dear God, In Your hands we place our saddened hearts and troubled souls. Pour forth Your grace on Aurora, Colorado. Give comfort and healing to those who suffer, and heavenly peace to those who died. What have we become dear God, that such darkness has descended? Please...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F Jul 21, 2012

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    Prayers Are Always Answered.

    Total surrendering is all i can now as i do my best and HE does the rest. At times of trials and tribulations,i can only do the natural and let God do the supernatural.
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 6 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Yes! Prayers Are Answered In Unexpected Ways!

    I have prayed for so many things in my life. Some have been answered and some have not been answered but that does not stop me from praying. I just know that someone up there is listening to me.
    izafriendly izafriendly 51-55, F 4 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Prayers

    I strongly believe  that  there  are no  unanswered prayers  however   there  is proper time  for  its  being granted  or  not  granted  at  all  ..  and what  is best  for  us is  only  known  by  the  Lord...  so  wait  and  be  patient if  your...
    shap36 shap36 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 6, 2011

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    Yes, Prayers Are Answered In Unexpected Ways

    Until recently, I considered myself a praying person. I have always had faith and always believed in God....the last two weeks have been a test of my faith. My son is on misdemeanor probation and he recently violated that probation....the consequences were that he would return to...
    Penguina Penguina 41-45, F Jul 27, 2010

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    In 3 Ways !!

    God (Allah) answers prayer in three ways: yes , no, and wait !!! Sometimes HE just wants you to grow through your challenge to appreciate what you get . . . We also have to remember that Faith plays a key role in answered prays , as we should always pray in accordance to...
    Rodwali Rodwali 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 8, 2012

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    My Mother Died

    I love my mother.  I didn't pray for her to die. I prayed that my life would get better. When she died, it did. It got a lot better. As a child and as an adult, I was subjected to horrible abuse by her. I prayed that I would one day have the life that I wanted to live without...
    iwritebiographies iwritebiographies 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2011

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    Dear God, Send Me A New Man

    Dear Father God, Send Me A New Man Dear God, send me a new man worth to love for always. Someone who loves me dearly, respect me, accept my daughters (two dogs)  as his, responsible, willing to share doing chores, likes to travel just like me, adventureous and mischievous as I...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    Umm...

    I think...
    GodsLilJester GodsLilJester 36-40, F Aug 5, 2010

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    Prayers Are Answered In Unexpected Ways

    Prayers are always answered in unexpected ways.I theorize that it's still succumbing to the shadow that these prayers are answered.I believe that I may let go in sorrow.In shadow.In places I refuse to let go.Prayers are answered in unexpected ways.Unexpected ways.I find that...
    WhoisChaff WhoisChaff 26-30 1 Response Apr 24, 2012

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    Love

    Aaron is the man I love. He is one of the most dysfunctional relationships I currently have, which is crazy considering I'm so in love with him and know that he is extremely unhealthy. Aaron is an addict big time without even a years worth of regular recovery, needless to say he...
    Ibelongtohim4ever Ibelongtohim4ever 31-35, F Feb 21, 2013

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    Post Prayer Requests And Receive Prayers From Thousands Of Christians!

    http://www.christianprayercenter.com/ Submit urgent prayer requests Read other Christians' prayer requests Receive prayers from thousands of other Christians
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    :)

    Expect the unexpected!!! Yep,things happen for a reason and every event can teach us something valuable. Sometimes we need imagination,a dream,a simple word,song,smile...to understand that we get the answer to our prayers!!!
    natdj88 natdj88 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2010

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    The Best Birthday Gift Ever

    My 16 year old niece asked me a while back: "What would you like for your birthday this year?" I responded to her " My dear Em, I do not need anything. However what I would really like is more Patience, Happiness, Love and Time and Health. All wrapped up in a box with a red...
    elifree elifree 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    The Wooden Bowl

    The Wooden BowlI guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was...
    NoFinalConflict NoFinalConflict 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    How I Found My Mentor

    I was having a very hard time fully converting to Islam because of understanding and explaining to my family...so I prayed and asked for strength and guidance and help. The next day my mom was on facebook and saw that her friend needed a babysitter so she had me call. On my way...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 28, 2012

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    Penance Room.

    Mum, I scream as i jump from my bed and stare into the darkness. Sweat drips from my face and, as my breathing eases,I realise that i have dreamt the same dream once again and have woken as usual just in time to feel the vibrations of the 3 a.m., freight train to sydney as it...
    swimmingswan swimmingswan 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 30, 2012

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