Philip Yancey: Unanswered Prayer

Faith in the power of prayer can be challenged when prayers seem to go unanswered. Evangelical author Philip Yancey describes the hidden ways through which God works for the greater as well as the individual good..

09/09/2009 08:41:15 AM

My father chose wit as his string to keep tying things up with. And I recall him assuring me that if my prayers weren't an- swered there'd be a good reason. I persisted to tell him one time I deserve an answer, then realized he didn't agree with what I'd just said. He did too. And his followup was: ".....awh, there's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation can't cure."


10/26/2008 12:13:07 PM

My mother once told me that she didn't believe in God because He didn't answer her prayers. One of those moments when God speaks through us happened to me at that moment. I said to her, without knowing where this thought originated, "Mother, you aren't just praying and expecting an answer. You are trying to tell God what the answer is!"



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