I Think Sometimes Prayers Are Answered In Unexpected Ways

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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

    I Pray...

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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 11, 2010

    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
    3 Responses May 12, 2010

    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

    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
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2014


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

    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
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2014

    May the road rise to meet you,

    May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand. May God be with you and bless you: May you see your children's children. May you be poor in...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2015


    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


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

    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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    Jul 5, 2012

    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


    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

    I know that when I pray,

    something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I'm praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I'm grateful that I'm heard.
    Joseharde Joseharde
    36-40, M
    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    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

    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...
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    Jul 21, 2012


    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

    I pray for the lonely

    and scared and all those who feel like I do. When a good day is not to be ****** with and life is calm and dreams stay bright before they are crushed. I pray to find the things I valued that I lost or were taken. When the breeze found me before the rain and clouds dared the sun...
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    Jul 4, 2015

    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...
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    Jul 5, 2012


    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

    Just because you want something really badly

    doesn't mean it is going to be good for you. I still remember 25 or so years ago when I first met the man who is now my ex. The thought that kept running through my mind was "be careful what you wish for." Right again!
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    1 Response May 16, 2015

    In my deepest, darkest moments,

    what really got me through was a prayer. Sometimes my prayer was 'Help me.' Sometimes a prayer was 'Thank you.' What I've discovered is that intimate connection and communication with my creator will always get me through because I know my support, my help, is just a prayer..May...
    Joseharde Joseharde
    36-40, M
    Dec 13, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 25, 2012

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 3, 2012

    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

    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
    2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

    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

    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

    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
    Oct 28, 2012

    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
    1 Response May 31, 2013

    you can choose to stop being with them.

    . but it was never yr call to chase them away from yr heart.. you can try, you always have a choice.. i utter their names with love and tears in every prayers.. everytime I'm on my knees, whether they believe in God or not, i utter their names with all the tenderness n kindness...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    Jul 22, 2015
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