When Prayers Go Unanswered
We flood the gates of heaven with prayers to get the new job that will really bolster the family finances; to seek a miraculous healing for the boy with cancer; to bring a wayward family member back to the faith. Yet after countless prayers offered with earnestness and fervor, we do not get what we were asking for. We wonder why. We are left dejected, frustrated, crushed. We may even feel the temptation to stop praying altogether.
After all, did not Jesus teach (and on more than one occasion) that God will give us what we ask for? “Ask, and it